Quiet spaces in hospitals aid in the healing process. Patients get more rest and there is better communication between staff and patient. Lobby areas in children’s hospitals and care centers often get noisy causing miscommunication and fatigue between staff and patient.
Sound control treatment such as acoustic wall panels and ceiling tiles on walls and ceiling surfaces help reduce ambient noise levels creating a better working environment. HIPPA regulations requiring patient confidentiality are aided with acoustic treatment around the interview area. Fabric wrapped acoustic panels that have cleanable surfaces work best in this area.
There are many types of acoustical treatment that can be used in the hospital that can meet the acoustic and sanitary requirements of the different areas. The acoustic designer can help you choose the proper product to meet your particular requirement.