Category: Healthcare Environments

Free Field Conditions at Gentofte Hospital

Intervention study in an audiology department As part of the course ‘Architectural Acoustics’ at DTU – Technical University of Denmark, four students (Tobias Thydal, Vamsy Maddipati, Kat Herlo Benfelt Jensen and Christian Pedersen) chose to do an intervention study at the audiology department at Gentofte Hospital near Copenhagen in Denmark. The primary scope of the project […]

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BNAM 2018, Reykjavik 15th–19th of April 2018

Did you miss out on the Baltic-Nordic Acoustic Meeting (BNAM2018)? Here are the major take-aways from a healthcare acoustics perspective. Harpa Iceland has it! Impressive nature, impressive people – and the impressive Harpa Concert and Conference Centre. Harpa is one of Reykjavik‘s greatest and distinguished landmarks. It is a cultural and social centre in the […]

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Acoustics to support recovery in Satakunta Hospital

A hospital is a challenging environment in terms of acoustics. There is a constant flow of people moving around the spaces, the rooms themselves feature no shortage of hard surfaces, and a range of different equipment makes the spaces even noisier. The acoustics must also be capable of meeting high hygiene requirements. Read about this […]

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Healthcare acoustic highlights from ICSV24

This summer the 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24) was held in London (23 – 27 July 2017). I already published a general blog post about it, and one post about office acoustics highlights (here). In this one I dig into the world of healthcare acoustics. Below I compiled shortly the main content from the […]

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The healing sounds of music

Can music therapy improve the sound environment for patients in hospitals? And how does is it affect the patient experience when a healing sound environment is present? We’ve invited US-based Anne Taylor, CEO of Scandic Health and Registered Nurse. Scandic Health is offering music therapy, MusiCure – Music as Medicine, which is composed by the […]

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Modular operating rooms – how do they really sound??

Modular rooms Building a hospital is a complex task to do and especially operating rooms can be a challenge. The functionality of the room has to be ‘spotless’ as well as the cleanliness. In a lot of projects – both new buildings and renovations – modular operation rooms are used to secure a short, controlled […]

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Danish project on hospital acoustics continues with funding from Danish Sound Innovation Network

Thea Mathilde Larsen, Research Assistant at DTU (Technical University of Denmark), has recently defended her master thesis project ‘Study of Room Acoustics and Noise at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital’, a study that aimed to investigate the need for improving room acoustics in hospitals along with investigating staff’s opinion of the noise problem. It is no […]

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Danish study: 97% of hospital staff are sometimes disturbed by noise

Presentation day Today I had the pleasure of attending a presentation day at DTU (Technical University of Denmark) arranged by the Electro Department under the title: Acoustic Technology & Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems. The speakers were mainly PhD students and Postdocs and the topics varied from ‘Loudspeaker Array Auralisations with the Room Acoustical Simulation […]

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How does the Child perceive the Sound Environment? | CHILD & NOISE – INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

Event: CHILD & NOISE – INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM 17 March 2017 The Sound Environment Centre at Lund University in Sweden Last Friday, Frans Mossberg and Eja Pedersen of the Sound Environment Centre, organised and moderated a thought-provoking and powerful interdisciplinary symposium with a wide range of speakers from around northern Europe, focused on how a child […]

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How to improve sound environments in operating modules

Designing hospitals is a challenging task; anyone ever involved in such a project knows that! An increasing trend in Sweden, probably other countries too, is to use ready-made modules for specialist areas. I have had the privilege to visit various building sites and completed building project were ready-made modules for Operating Rooms (OR) were used. […]

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