Tag: sound environment

Age-related hearing loss and acoustics

Age-related hearing loss affect almost all of us as we age. Good acoustics can promote not just hearing but also the ability to function and wellbeing. A calm acoustic environment benefits all of us, whatever level of hearing we have, but it is particularly important for those with hearing impairments. The most common cause of […]

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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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