Healthcare acoustics are a vital part of patient rest and recovery. Indeed, Press Ganey satisfaction surveys indicate that noise and its adverse impact on rest significantly affect patient satisfaction. Engineering healthcare acoustics to provide continuous and consistent background sound levels results in a more comfortable environment and helps reduce the annoyance a patient experiences as a result of intruding noise.
Healthcare acoustics, however, pose a wide range of challenges for healthcare facilities managers—from HIPAA oral speech privacy compliance to quiet patient environments to MRI vibration isolation to noise control for emergency ground and air traffic. In addition, those wishing to achieve LEED cerification for healthcare acoustics must meet new environmental quality standards released in January 2007.
At Acoustics By Design, our acoustical consultants have a wide range of experience and a proven track record of designing solutions to nearly every kind of acoustical problem in new construction, remodeling, or retrofit healthcare projects.
Our independent acoustical consultants work closely with architects, facilities managers, and HIPAA compliance officers to design proper acoustical environments to improve patient satisfaction, protect patient privacy, and limit legal exposure related to HIPPA Oral Speech Privacy Compliance.
Our healthcare acoustical consultants test and measure audible and intelligible sound and voice transmission to control, isolate, and mitigate sound. We employ sophisticated acoustics modeling software to predict and analyze healthcare acoustics in facility designs. For healthcare facilities already built, we use state-of-the-art acoustics measurement technology and predictive modeling to assess acoustical issues and evaluate potential solutions to acoustical problems.
We also design healthcare acoustics solutions to noise and vibration from mechanical systems, power plants, medical technology, and environmental sources.
As independent acousticsal consultants, we don’t represent any product manufacturers, suppliers, or other service providers. Accordingly, our clients are assured our acoustical recommendations are free from bias and focused only on the best solutions for the issues at hand.
Acoustics By Design's healthcare acoustics services include:
- Acoustical design for patient satisfaction
- Acoustical design for HIPAA speech privacy compliance
- Noise isolation for HIPAA patient privacy compliance
- HIPAA speech privacy acoustical audits
- LEED certification acoustics compliance for green healthcare facilities
- Facilities noise control
- Mechanical systems noise and vibration control
- Technology noise control and vibration isolation
- Noise isolation from heliport and other emergency transport areas
- Environmental impact studies