Category: Psychoacoustics

Noise in the ICU

Noise pollution In recent years, several acoustic studies have noted that the sound environment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is noisy and demanding. The noises are unpredictable and unexpected as they have numerous sources. The extent of the problem is not yet fully understood, but the impact of noise pollution in patient rooms in […]

Read more

Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152 Uncategorized 39

Neurodiversity – should acousticians be paying attention to this topic?

  There is ever increasing acknowledgement of the need for diversity of thought within all spheres of society. When it comes to the workplace, understanding more about this topic and how people on the edges of the spectrum can be better supported within workplaces, will contribute to evolving organisations into more inclusive environments. “Neurodiversity” refers […]

Read more

Office Environments 111 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152

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 […]

Read more

Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Uncategorized 39

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 […]

Read more

Acoustics miscellaneous 214 Events 88 Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152 Uncategorized 39

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. […]

Read more

Acoustics miscellaneous 214 Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152 Uncategorized 39

Seeing sound: Psychoacoustics of work and play – Learning sessions in the time of Covid-19

The global Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the way we live and work. Connection is both far more challenging due to social distancing measures, and also far easier because of the connectivity that is provided through the internet and digital platforms. Everywhere one looks, there is another previously face-to-face activity that has been moved online […]

Read more

About Sound 188 Events 88 Office Environments 111 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152

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 […]

Read more

About Sound 188 Acoustics miscellaneous 214 Educational Environments 172 Healthcare Environments 140 Office Environments 111 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152

Room acoustics play an important role in healthcare efficiency

Having a proper indoor climate can raise productivity more than 15%[1] For more than decade, ‘Evidence Based Design’ (EBD) has been part of our DNA in regards to building healthcare facilities. When it comes to indoor climate we know that lighting, air quality and acoustics are crucial parameters in healing architecture together with biophilic designs […]

Read more

Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152 Uncategorized 39

Acoustics affect cognitive testing of patients.

To investigate what impact room acoustics have on staff and patients an intervention study was done in a dementia clinic in Århus, Denmark. The study was part of a BA project at The Technical University of Denmark[1]. The room that was used for the study was an office where the doctors do cognitive testing of […]

Read more

Healthcare Environments 140 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152 Uncategorized 39

Report looking at the implications of open learning spaces, acoustics and teacher personality

Background to the report Despite resistance to open plan classrooms in many countries, the movement towards innovative learning environments continues in parts of Europe, especially Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand. Their definition (ILEs), is an ongoing discussion in itself and their success is dependent on many aspects. However, understanding the changes in pedagogic approaches, including […]

Read more

Acoustic Standards 74 Educational Environments 172 Psychoacoustics 26 Research 152