Hospital Acoustics For Patient Well-being
Healthcare spaces unfortunately abound with acoustic problems. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, there is often a lot of noise made by different sources, including; equipment, monitors, ventilation, TVs, beds being moved and people talking and moving. Secondly, the hard, easy-to-clean surfaces used in the construction of healthcare spaces are highly reverberant.
The result is usually a lengthy reverberation time and clamorous, uncomfortable auditory environments.