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Care About Sound

Care About Sound

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How good room acoustics benefit quality of care
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Published by: Saint-Gobain Ecophon (UK) on Oct 05, 2012
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The sound environment in healthcare acilities
Care about sound
Care about sound
How design aeCts 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 saety and care quality,reduce care costs, lower operating and construction costs as well as provideother signicant business advantages.Nowadays there is growing awareness amongst healthcare managers andarchitects about the importance o design in a healing environment. Theenvironment should help sta perorm 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 eects 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 peaceul. 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.
“g  c c ,  p, p hp-p c, c h  p c  h hhp .”
Roger S. Ulrich, ProessorCenter or Health Systems and Design Texas A&MUniversity
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