Tag: healing

Hospital Soundscapes and Ways to Heal Them

“The soundscape of the average modern hospital is a cacophony of overlapping beeps, blats and pings from monitors, roaring ventilation systems, raucous bursts of conversation from visitors, patients and the nursing station, carts rumbling down hallways, televisions, phones. Sleep, essential to the healing process, is available primarily through medications. Even medicated sleep can be elusive, […]

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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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Sound and acoustics in healthcare – new podcast episode

Are healthcare providers providing the rooms we need to heal effectively? The impact of good acoustics on the success of healthcare is an increasingly hot topic, with a clear link increasingly seen between the provision of a calm, quiet acoustic environment and improved treatment outcomes. In the fourth episode of A Sound Effect on People, […]

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