International Noise Awareness Day - April
Wed, Apr 24, 2024

International Noise Awareness Day

International Noise Awareness Day is an annual international holiday devoted to educating people about the harm caused by noise. It calls for optimal noise conditions in everyday life as well as in the workplace. It is celebrated on the last Wednesday in April.


The history of International Noise Awareness Day begins in 1996, when it was established by the Center for Hearing and Communication. People need to learn more about the impact of noise on human health.

Excessive noise pollution, if constantly exposed to it, can lead to a complete loss of hearing or its severe deterioration. Noise, in fact, is a combination of sounds with different characteristics, which, layered on top of each other, can lead to unpleasant feelings in humans. This negative factor affects both the physical and mental state of a person.

Everything is clear with production: the optimal requirements for noise must be met there. However, the problem is a problem for all people on the streets, especially in megacities: the noise of crowds, the rumble of construction work, the rumble of cars. Generally speaking, a noise curtain is created, which has a negative effect on health. To prevent negative consequences, we recommend to rest more often in the countryside and to make the apartment/house as quiet as possible.

Interesting facts

  • Noise causes stress, tinnitus, headaches, high blood pressure and other symptoms.
  • The human ear can perceive sounds from 16 Hz (below – infrasound) to 20,000 Hz (above – ultrasound).
  • The average safe noise level is 40 dB. In megacities, for example, it can be as high as 70 dB.

How to celebrate

Learn more about how noise affects the body. Get a special device (noise meter) to measure noise levels at home, outdoors, or at work. Take appropriate action based on the measurement results.

Tell about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they experienced problems because of the increased noise? Have them describe them.

When is International Noise Awareness Day celebrated in 2024?

International Noise Awareness Day is observed on the last Wednesday of April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday April 24 2024
Wednesday April 30 2025