Sound Pressure Levels measured in Fitness Gyms in Brazil

Authors

  • Karyn Lia Hamad Angelo Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Keywords:

sound pressure levels, noise measurements, fitness gyms, acoustic discomfort

Abstract

Fitness gyms are venues where people seek health and leisure. Therefore, it is important to know the sound pressure levels (SPLs) usually applied in these environments. This study assessed the range of SPLs measured in ten fitness gyms. The measurements were taken during the following gym workouts: jumping, swinging, localized and aerobic exercise. The measurements showed equivalent sound pressure levels ranging from 80 to 100 dB(A). Therefore, with the noise levels currently generated in the fitness gyms sampled in this study, there is certainly a possibility of workplace noise hazard. 

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Published

2015-12-15

How to Cite

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Angelo KLH, Zannin PHT. Sound Pressure Levels measured in Fitness Gyms in Brazil. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2015 Dec. 15 [cited 2021 Aug. 3];43(4):19-23. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2649

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Article - Hearing Conservation

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