Environmental Noise in Residential Environments: The Case for Quality of Life in Minna, Nigeria


  • Oluwafemi Kehinde Akande Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Abdullahi Yusuf Department of Architectural Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Nigeria




Environmental Noise, Public Health, Quality Life, Residential Environment


Environmental noise pollution lowers the quality of life and is a public health concern in residential areas. In Minna, Nigeria, the effects of exposure to noise pollution on inhabitants' health and well-being were examined in this study. The indicated maximum limits for tolerable noise levels for quality of life in a home context were exceeded by the noise data measured using a sound level meter, a hand-held geographic positioning system, and a structured questionnaire (N = 880). The study recommended the design of noise-absorbing buildings, improved urban and infrastructure planning, and noise-regulating measures


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How to Cite

Akande, O. K., & Yusuf, A. (2022). Environmental Noise in Residential Environments: The Case for Quality of Life in Minna, Nigeria. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(22), 117–125. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i22.4161