Category: Healthcare Environments

Covid-19 facilities and acoustics

Test Centers in Denmark White tents show up around Denmark – and have been since March 2020. Covid-19 test centers and treatment facilities around the world have been part of our lives the last months and almost everywhere temporary healthcare facilities are needed. In some countries Covid-patients have to get treatment in alternative hospital units […]

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9-year-old researcher!

Institute of Noise Control Engineering – USA (INCE USA) is hosting Noise-Con 2020  from the 16th – 20th November 2020 and the really interesting program this year includes a very special speaker. Remember the name Nora Keegan Canadian Nora Keegan is one of the key note speakers this year and she will discuss some of […]

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Hospital corridors – how do they sound?

Standards in Europe Standards and guidelines for room acoustics in healthcare are lacking in general and very few countries have mandatory regulations in this field. And even in countries with guidelines for other public buildings (e.g. schools) healthcare standards – and particularly detailed standards including corridors don’t exist. Just to mention a few –  Czech […]

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Noisy dental clinics! Interesting research presented at Internoise 2020

Internoise 2020 in Korea was held as an e-congress and the committee made it possible for all the attendees to access papers and pre-recorded presentations whenever they wanted to. An impressive platform with papers, presentations, chat rooms, videos, e-exhibition and sponsor’s opportunities was open for 2 weeks and a lot of excellent material was accessible. […]

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Effect of sound on nurses’ task performance

It is no secret that sound affects people in healthcare. Various studies over the years have shed light on how care and cure of patients get difficult if the sound environments are not supporting the activities. Patients suffer Patients are affected by sound levels in hospitals – and during the years the sound levels has […]

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Internoise 2020: Binge watch paper presentations like Netflix!

”Good evening, good morning or good afternoon…” –  that was how Internoise 2020 was kicked off today Sunday the 23rd of August at 20.00 KST – live on youtube for the whole world to attend. For the first time ever Internoise is held as an e-congress and The Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering […]

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New podcast: Sound without walls

One of our editors, Andrea Harman, has had the opportunity to discuss in a new podcast how room acoustics play an important part in biophilic design. Our hearing is often key in our perception of the world around us; it helps us to interact, communicate and be aware of what is happening and impending change. […]

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New podcast series in Swedish

Three of our editors have kicked off a podcast in their local language – Swedish! Maria Quinn, Ida Cederlund and Johan Gross discuss the nature of sound and why we are affected by it in so many ways in healthcare, education and offices. The first two episodes are available and more will come in the […]

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How close are we to understanding how buildings affect our emotion?

Having met Isabella Bower while she was a research associate with the research team LEaRN we have been following her own research about how buildings affect our emotion. So we asked her to share insights from her research examining how design characteristics of buildings modulate neural networks involved in emotion regulation. Isabella’s work explores what […]

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Great acoustics in operating rooms!

Noise in hospitals Noise levels have steadily increased in hospital over the last >40 years, both day time and night time [1]. The noise level in operating rooms can be particularly difficult and research shows that this may affect the ability of the staff to perceive proper oral instruction; it also affects their perceived stress […]

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