Noise in Hospitals
Hospitals are supposed to be quiet zones like schools to
help the sick heal and get well. We have so much noise in
hospitals these days, that it is posing to be a big problem.
Noise in hospitals affects the well being of patients. Most
often noise reduces recovery time of patients, causes stress
among hospital staff. This also increases incidence of errors
and poor patient care.
Hospitials uses less acoustics or sound proof insulation
like in homes because of the presence of bacteria in insulation
material. Smooth, hard, flat surfaces are easy to clean but
these surfaces aggravate existing noise problems
Noise levels remain the same in small and busy hospitals
implying that hospital noise is problem remains throughout
the world and the same noise control techniques used
everywhere Some ways to reduce noise are better doors for
patient rooms, earplugs for patients, masking , absorption
on walls, Wireless communications;Voice Recognition and Speech
recognition,Wearable communication device.