Care about sound
How design aeCts wellbeing
The architectural and unctional design o hospitals can improve people’swellbeing. Hospital design must ensure patient services can be provided bysta. In the long-term, it can also promote patient saety and care quality,reduce care costs, lower operating and construction costs as well as provideother signicant business advantages.Nowadays there is growing awareness amongst healthcare managers andarchitects about the importance o design in a healing environment. Theenvironment should help sta perorm to the absolute best o their ability andhelp patients cope with the considerable stress that illness involves. SupportiveHealthcare Design is inevitably holistic and evidence-based: more than 700research projects have analysed the eects o colour, lighting, temperatureand sound on the wellbeing o patients, visitors and healthcare sta. Severalinvestigations and research projects have pointed out clear links betweensound levels and the quality o care.
Care about sound
When people think o a place to recuperate rom illness or medical treatment,most visualize places that are quiet and peaceul. This is in stark contrast tothe typical modern hospital, where noise rom beepers, alarms, equipment,telephones, voices and more ll the normal sound environment. Hospital noise- one o the biggest complaints o patients - should no longer be ignored.Especially as a good sound environment becomes indispensable in the contexto intense, accurate communication while applying stricter rules regardingpatient privacy and patient data security.Ecophon’s system solutions are developed to combine acoustic, aesthetic,hygienic and other relevant requirements. The available solutions are not onlydecisive or the economics o a healthcare acility but also or recovery andpersonal health.