Dr. Safaa Mustafa Hameed
Vol. 16, Jul-Dec 2023
Noise pollution in hospitals is a prevalent and concerning issue that can significantly impact patient well-being and healthcare outcomes. Hospitals, intended to be places of healing and recovery, often experience high noise levels due to the constant operation of medical equipment, foot traffic, alarms, and overhead paging systems. The consequences of noise pollution in healthcare settings are well-documented and can lead to disrupted sleep, increased stress and anxiety in patients, impaired communication between healthcare professionals and patients, and delayed recovery.