Noise is undesirable disturbing sound which is experienced individually. Noise can be harmful to one’s well-being and health, as it can reduce the amenity of living environments and harm the hearing when individual is exposed to it long term.
Lots of noise in the city
Many different sounds belong in urban environments, and temporary noise pollution is often common. Sometimes excessive environmental noise can become a problem and reduce the quality of the living environment. City zoning aims to impact environmental noise by executing noise surveys before housing and other operations are built in an area. The aim is to locate noise-causing operations so that the noise pollution caused by them is as low as possible.
Temporary noise is caused by for example construction, recreational activities, outdoor concerts and fireworks. In some cases, the instigator of temporary noise must report particularly disturbing noise.