May 19, 2014 | Written by: Benjamin Davenny

Creating Quiet – Sound Masking in Patient Rooms

Noise levels in hospitals have become an increasing concern as more noise sources have been added to the hospital environment. These sources range from noisy medical instruments to the layout of patient rooms as they relate to the nurses’ station.Numerous studies have evaluated the impact of noise levels on the hospital environment, but few have considered the type of noise source. The sound of a fan is different from an alarm, even if they measure at the same sound levels. Without clear objectives on the type of noises studied, there is a false impression that a quieter environment is always a better one.



Boston / HQ

33 Moulton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 499 8000

Los Angeles Office

601 South Figueroa Street #4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017

213 330 4237

Philadelphia Office

8 Interplex Drive, Suite 218
Trevose, PA 19053

215 245 8244

Charlottesville Office

2150 Wise St #4875
Charlottesville, VA 22905

434 218 0759

NYC Office

250 West Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

617 499 8001

Acentech is an employee-owned company, majority-owned by its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).