Of all the 28 EU member states, the citizens that live in the countries that suffered the most at the hands of rowdy surroundings was Malta at 26.2%.

Germany (25%) and the Netherlands (24.9%) closely followed Malta with around quarter of their populations reporting noise from their environment.

Unsurprisingly, those living in cities (23.3%) reported over double the amount of noise disturbance from the street or neighbors than those living in rural areas (10.%).

An additional factor that influenced sensitivity to noise was the number of inhabitants living in one residence, with the percentage decreasing the more people living in the household.

The lowest proportion of noise irritation from neighbors was recorded in Ireland (7.9%). Just above Ireland were Croatia (8.5%), Bulgaria (10%) and Estonia (10.4%).

Cultural differences could mean that what participants reported as a noise disturbance varied from country to country.

The Eurostat data is based on survey answers and therefore reflects peoples’ perceptions of how noisy their neighborhoods are, not the actual level of noise in each area.

Construction, tourism, highways and other sources of development create the most noise in any country. Also airports, harbors and industrial complexes contribute to extreme noise pollution.

Noise pollution and emissions are facing the uncontrollable challenges of a booming air travel industry.

Modern technology has allowed airplanes to reduce noise by 75% compared to 30 years ago, but the overall noise pollution problems rise because of a booming air travel industry. Overall the noise pollution problem continues to worsen?

Euro News.com / AA Magnum Analyst News 2018.

1 COMMENT

  1. Netherlands is not only a top contender for noise pollution, but also in water- and air pollution it drives the top charts ?

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