Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units

Erica Ryherd, Kerstin Persson Waye

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Abstract

Hospitals should be conducive to patient recovery and safety as well as employee health and productivity. A series of studies are being conducted by the authors to evaluate the modern hospital soundscape and the psycho-physiological responses of occupants. This involves both a quantitative and qualitative approach to assessing the sound environment utilizing collaborations between engineering and medicine. In one study, noise measurements and staff questionnaires were conducted in a neurological intensive care unit. Acoustical characteristics such as level distributions, restorative periods, and spectral quality were explored. Personnel described various perceived reactions to the sound. A second study also included patient evaluations in a general intensive care unit. The testing methods and preliminary results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
Pages1530-1535
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2007Oct 24 2007

Publication series

NameInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
Volume3

Other

Other22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period10/22/0710/24/07

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physiological responses
acoustics
evaluation
personnel
noise measurement
productivity
medicine
health
safety
recovery
engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Ryherd, E., & Waye, K. P. (2007). Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units. In Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007 (pp. 1530-1535). (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007; Vol. 3).

Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units. / Ryherd, Erica; Waye, Kerstin Persson.

Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007. 2007. p. 1530-1535 (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007; Vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ryherd, E & Waye, KP 2007, Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units. in Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007. Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007, vol. 3, pp. 1530-1535, 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007, Reno, NV, United States, 10/22/07.
Ryherd E, Waye KP. Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units. In Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007. 2007. p. 1530-1535. (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007).
Ryherd, Erica ; Waye, Kerstin Persson. / Soundscape evaluations in adult intensive care units. Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007. 2007. pp. 1530-1535 (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007).
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