Given celebrating World Hearing Day on March 3rd, a noise map of Mangalore City which reveals the level of noise at peak time through various areas of the city was released by B.M. Laxmi Prasad, Superintendent of Police. The project initiated at Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing by faculty Dr Aju Abraham, Pooja PS and Intern Mariyam has given a perspective of the noise generated in main areas of the city such as State Bank Circle, Bunts hostel, Jyothi Circle, Kankanady, Pumpwell and Hampankatta.
The SP has extended his support to the institution for its efforts put forward to make the community aware of noise pollution. He has passed on an awareness message to the traffic police personnel working in Mangalore about the hearing damage caused by exposure to traffic noise. In light of this, 500 Ear Protective Devices was supplied to the traffic police.
The noise map reveals an average of 85- 88 dBA noise likely generated by intense honking and construction activities with noise levels exceeding up to 102dBA. Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing promotes hearing conservation, and as a part of the World Hearing Day 2021 has organised activities to ensure the same.
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