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Corridors and nurses stations

A comfortable path to recovery

Corridors are busy areas in a healthcare setting, and sound will spread along their length and into adjoining rooms. Much of the communication between staff happens in corridors.

Due to their elongated shape, sound travels extremely fast and far and affects all rooms that are directly connected to the corridor. Often open nurses’ stations are placed along corridors, leaving them at risk of being exposed to unnecessarily high noise levels from talking and phones.

Challenge

  • Not allowing the corridor to transport noise from one space to another
  • Reducing how far the sound spreads throughout the corridor
  • Reducing sound levels
  • Improving communication at open nurses stations

Solution

  • Using a sound-absorbing ceiling with good absorption qualities and efficiency in reducing sound propagation
  • Use wall absorbers wherever possible to reduce sound levels even further
  • Lowered sound-absorbing free-hanging units directly above the nurses’ stations, and wall absorbers in the vicinity, will increase speech clarity and reduce sound propagation

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