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Sound Masking for Healthcare

Hospital Sound Masking

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Sound Isolation for Hospitals

Sound Management Group manufactures custom acoustical panels and sound masking and paging for hospitals. Sound masking for healthcare helps in protecting patient privacy and increasing patient satisfaction while our acoustical panels will help improve excessively noisy areas of the hospital.

The health care industry is justifiably preoccupied with many issues other than acoustics, yet these issues are frequently important to the function and efficiency of such facilities. Further, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) now requires that patient confidentiality is assured and this includes oral communication.

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Studies have shown that rest and recovery is not optimized in hospitals due to the distractions of noise. Even the slightest subdued conversations at a nurse’s station can be disturbing enough to interfere with needed restful sleep. In fact, noise frequently leads the list of negatives in patient satisfaction surveys. Sound Masking can neutralize these distractions.

OTHER ISSUES INCLUDE:

  • Noisy public space – waiting rooms, cafeterias, etc.
  • Lack of confidentiality in medical, psychological and financial counseling areas.
  • Transmission of noise between space; in examination rooms, for instance.
  • Problems in office space which are common to all office space.

Often, it is impractical, if not impossible to achieve perfect noise isolation. The residual noise that gets through a barrier system may still be distracting. For this reason, Sound Masking should be considered. Masking may also be a more economical alternative to the expense and disruption of improving the barrier performance of “the envelope”; especially in existing space.

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    SMG was founded in 1981 as Interior Acoustics by industry professionals passionate about delivering new solutions. With expansion of ownership, the name was changed to Sound Management Group in 1998. There remains a defined need in the industry for a company that can provide a solution driven response to noise control issues. Sound Management Group saw an opportunity to engineer and deliver a turnkey offering; where our clients could go to get the best products available, expert analysis on their space, and professional installation of those solutions. With over 30 years of field experience and product expertise, Sound Management Group offers an start to finish solution to noise control issues that is unlike any in the industry.

    Sound Management Group
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    Hillsborough, NJ 08844
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