Comfortable healthcare environments contribute significantly to patient and staff well-being. By improving acoustics, you can:


Maximise rest and recovery

of patients surveyed reported improved daytime rest*

Improve staff performance

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Safeguard confidentiality

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Maximise rest and recovery

Acoustic comfort has a direct impact on patient recovery. Disturbances including equipment beeps, alarms, and conversations in the vicinity can be detrimental to patients' anxiety levels, sleep cycles, recovery speed, and other key physiological processes.


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Improve staff performance

Miscommunication in healthcare environments has significant repercussions on the quality of healthcare provided. High speech intelligibility is key to reduced medical errors and smooth team processes.

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Safeguard confidentiality

Sensitive conversations can leak from one space to another, which can make patients uneasy. Privacy from non-staff is an essential component of patient care and can even affect patients' readiness to disclose critical information with health professionals.

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Support sustainability

Product materials, circularity, and durability are all necessary considerations in designing the office of the future, and they’re also required in green building certifications. Long-lasting products that can be recycled indefinitely are key to sustainability in both new constructions and retrofit projects.

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Reception area

The reception area is the first touchpoint and the earliest opportunity to welcome patients, ease their stress levels, and set the tone for the rest of their healthcare visit. Personal information ranging from health conditions to financial information is often shared here, making speech privacy essential.



These spaces are the "arteries" of healthcare institutions and witness sudden surges of hurried staff, medical equipment, and trolley beds – emergencies with high noise levels that can leak into patient rooms to cause anxiety and disturb rest.


Waiting areas

Waiting rooms typically have large capacities and can reach considerable foot traffic. Adjacent conversations, constant movement, and loud mobile phone use can make high noise levels inevitable. A boisterous experience can quickly become bothersome for patients with long waiting times. Hygiene in these shared busy areas is also a critical concern.


Nurse's station

Continuous high noise exposure can impact the focus and concentration of staff, cause them fatigue, and detrimentally influence their well-being over the long-term. High noise levels can also lead to miscommunication about key patient care information, which can result in critical medical errors.


Patient rooms

Indoor environmental quality is the cornerstone of a comfortable healthcare space that allows for rest, and acoustics is a key parameter. And when it comes to discussing confidential healthcare conditions, conversational privacy is paramount in making patients feel at ease.


Critical care areas

Communication and focus are critical parts of saving lives. Noise, such as that emanating from equipment, disturbs medical professionals' ability to collaborate and concentrate.