THE EFFECT OF NOISE EXPOSURE IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS ON STUDENT E-LEARNING DURING CORONA PANDEMIC

Authors

  • Shatha AJ. Ibrahim Environmental Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8868-646X
  • Suzan Abd Hassan Architectural Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Mohammed Ali Rasheed Environmental Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31272/jeasd.26.6.7

Keywords:

E-learning education, noise, acoustic insulation, noise exposure, corona

Abstract

During the past decades, environmental noise and its negative effects on humans in its entire social, economic, and health aspects have been addressed. However, the study of the impact of noise in residential buildings on E-learning for university students during the lockdown period due to the Corona pandemic, specifically in Iraq, had not been sufficiently studied, which is the research problem. The research aims to explain the acoustic insulation and the negative impact of noise exposure in residential buildings on E-learning for university students during the quarantine period. A questionnaire was conducted for several Iraqi university students. The questionnaire has detected many indications (noise sources, use of headphones, duration of use, effects of noise exposure, and noise insulation control). The results showed the negative effects of noise that the students may feel, such as hearing difficulty, lack of concentration, raising the voice when speaking, discomfort, tinnitus, headache, and nausea; and determining the student’s knowledge of noise and their opinions. The research recommends the adoption of acoustic insulation in residential buildings to reduce the negative effects of noise exposure on E-learning education.

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Published

2022-11-04

How to Cite

AJ. Ibrahim, S., Abd Hassan, S. ., & Ali Rasheed, M. . (2022). THE EFFECT OF NOISE EXPOSURE IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS ON STUDENT E-LEARNING DURING CORONA PANDEMIC . Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development, 26(6), 67–74. https://doi.org/10.31272/jeasd.26.6.7