Proper acoustic design is important to the missions of hospitals and healthcare facilities. Where possible, patients need to have minimal environmental stressors; staff, patients, and family need to communicate clearly and privately; and staff need to be able to localize alarms and calls for help.
Noise in healthcare facilities has been shown to increase patient risk for cardiovascular response, pain, intensive care delirium, fragmented sleep, and reduced recuperation. Mitigating these issues requires a complex combination of architectural layout, acoustic design, medical equipment and alarms, and administrative processes to create an effective medical soundscape. Our team can help you navigate these issues to optimize the acoustic experience for your patients and staff.