Design strategies for noise reduction
from Health Facilities Management
Excessive noise in hospitals can adversely affect the physiological and psychological well-being of both patients and staff. Frequent sources of complaints include lack of privacy due to multiple patient beds in the same room, noise from clinical equipment, and elevated noise from staff activities in larger, open work areas, says William Chu, LEED AP BD+C, senior and principal consultant, Acentech, Los Angeles and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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