Wikipedia defines the term to be as follows: “Noise pollution, or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise or sound with ranging impacts on the activity of human or animal life, most of which are harmful to a degree.”
Sound pollution is predominantly caused by vehicles, aircraft, industrial machines, loudspeakers, and crackers. When used at high volumes, other appliances that contribute to noise pollution include television, transistor and radio.
Sound pollution affects our health, in addition to affecting the environment. Issues arising from it include stress-related illnesses, high blood pressure, speech interference, hearing loss, sleep disruption, and lost productivity.