Poor acoustics affect both healthcare staff and patients in several ways. Here are some of them:
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
Noise reduces performance
Accuracy is decreased by approximately 50% in a noisy environment. This can have critical consequences as staff may misunderstand instructions or information on dosage of medicine.
Reducing noise reduces stress
The personal experience among a group of nurses working under a sound absorbent ceiling was that their own demand, distress and strain were all greatly reduced.
A sound investment
A business case in the US found that the investment of installing high-performing ceiling and wall absorbers was paid back in three years.
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