Hospitals across the nation are constantly being challenged to reduce noise and create quiet environments for their patients rest and recover.
With hospitals running around-the-clock, they are busy hubs of activities day and night. Noises come in many forms, from patient monitoring equipment through to overhead announcements, carts and beds being wheeled from one location to another as well as staff and patients talking and so on.
It’s been found that the average noise levels in hospitals have increased by 15 decibels over the last 40 years and sit at around 70 decibels. This is well above the recommended limit of 35 decibels for a healing environment set by the World Health Organization.… Read more