Hospitals are surprisingly noisy places. Dr. Daniel Fink wonders why the health care system can organize to treat serious medical problems quickly, but has done so little to make hospitals quieter.
Hospital noise reduces children’s sleep time and that’s a real problem. Whether at the hospital or at home, uninterrupted sleep is important for good health.
MRIs are dangerously noisy, so if you are scheduled for one and are concerned about your hearing health, ask for ear plugs and ear muffs.
In “Alarming: no end to hospital noise,” David M. Sykes tells us that hospitals continue to turn a deaf ear to alarm fatigue.
Finally some good noise news: NYC hospitals testing “ambient” ambulance sirens. They’re just like the less annoying two-toned sirens heard in Europe.
Finally, some good noise news: New York City hospitals testing “ambient” ambulance sirens. And they’re just like the more tolerable ones used in Europe.