Several studies show that a good sound environment increases the quality of care in hospitals in many ways:
Did you know...
...that a good sound environment:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves quality of sleep
- Reduces intake of pain medication
- Improves communication
- Lowers stress levels
- Improves patient safety
- Enhances staff wellbeing and performance
Sleep well and heal faster
Sleep is critical for patient recovery - changing the ceiling from plaster to a class A sound-absorbing ceiling can reduce sleep arousals in a ward by 40%.
Noise reduces performance
Accuracy is decreased by approximately 50% in a noisy environment - but the average sound level often exceeds 70 decibel in emergency departments and operating rooms.
Less noise – less medication
The intake of medication can be reduced by 67% simply by changing a sound-reflecting ceiling to a class A sound-absorbing ceiling.
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