Tag: elderly care

Telehealth on the rise – but are the rooms ready?

More consultations for citizens + 80 years From 2009 – 2014 (in Denmark), the only group of patients who consults a doctor more is the group of patients who are + 80 years old. All other age groups consult a doctor less. Citizens aged 80 or older represent 10% of all consultations – despite the […]

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World Hearing Day 2021 – improve balance!

World Hearing Day – the 3rd of March 2021! The WHO points attention to this day by communicating that: The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable. Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course. Investing in cost effective interventions will benefit people […]

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Internoise 2016 – do we have the right standards for elderly care?

I had the privilege to present a paper at Internoise 2016 based on an intervention study in a dementia clinic in Munich. The study was done in collaboration with Saint-Gobain Ecophon, the Technical University of Munich, the acoustic company PMI and the architect company Dietz Health Care Facilities. Current standard, DIN 18041 – only reverberation […]

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How the latest healthcare design trends impact the acoustics

The latest trends in healthcare design aim to construct environments that are fit for healing and consider the patients’ experience. Hospitals seem to be undergoing the same transition as offices did a while back; they are becoming more open, using more glass and light surfaces, making the most of natural daylight and splashes of bright colours. Obviously, […]

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Acoustic research in care of the elderly

Scientists are currently investigating the role of acoustics in care of the elderly, under the leadership of Nicole van Hout. She is co-owner of Level Acoustics and is participating in a major research project entitled “Life enrichment care. Building physics interventions for the well-being of frail elderly.” The project aims to enhance physical environmental conditions […]

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New digital magazine about healthcare acoustics

A new digital magazine about healthcare acoustics, the ECO for Sustainable Design – healthcare edition, has recently been released.  Available via Google Play (and soon App Store), this digital publication is choc-a-bloc with case studies from the healthcare sector and can easily be shared with friends who work in healthcare professions and others interested in […]

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