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Searching for the best acoustic standard for healthcare.

When we are sick just opening the door to a hospital takes us out of our comfort zone. Our system is already stressed and our senses are therefore alert. We are more sensitive to sound and noise than normal – and in hospitals this can be a challenge. Sleep is essential. Patients are affected by […]

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Acoustic Standards 77 Healthcare Environments 150 Research 163

Impact of noise in healthcare

– reflections on sound and acoustics by hospital staff.   Children crying. Alarms beeping. Verbal communication. Footsteps. Healthcare facilities are often complex sound environments and the cognitive load on staff is getting more and more challenging.  Despite this, nurses and doctors rarely complain if the acoustics are not suitable for the activities – because their […]

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Acoustic Standards 77 Healthcare Environments 150