Good acoustics in critical and specialist’s care will:

  • make the care experience for the patient less stressful
  • improve communication between staff and with the patient
  • lower the experienced noise level from machines

Rest and sleep is an important part of our health and everyday life, but never as important as when we are ill or have gone through an operation and need to heal.

The design of treatment and patient rooms should therefore enable good quality of sleep, comfort and privacy. Patients should not be exposed to sound and noise that can cause negative feelings such as anxiety and stress and interrupt our natural sleep.

Acoustic challenge

  • Reducing sound level so that patients can benefit from better sleep.
  • Reducing sound propagation along ward or corridor.
  • Improving speech clarity to ensure privacy and aid clear communication between patients and staff.

    Included healthcare spaces

    • Multiple patient rooms/wards
    • Recovery areas
    • Treatment rooms
    • Single patient rooms

Hygiene challenge

  • Type of stain: Dust, body fluids and microbes.
  • Cleaning frequency: Frequent.
  • Type of cleaning: Dry cleaning, wet wiping, disinfection and steam.


  • Use a sound-absorbing ceiling.
  • Use wall absorbers on at least one wall.
  • Apply good sound insulation between rooms.
  • Use sound-absorbing ceiling and wall absorbers in the corridor outside the room.

Recommended products

For best results, we recommend combining solutions from the list below. Please visit the corresponding product page specified in the table to identify what solution best fit your needs. 

Ceiling solutions Free-hanging units Wall solutions
Focus - Akusto Wall A
Combison   Akusto Wall C
Hygiene Meditec A   Hygiene Performance Care Wall
Hygiene Meditec E    
Hygiene Clinic A     
Hygiene Clinic E    
Hygiene Performance A    
Hygiene Protec A    

Hygiene Protec Ds