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Noise Pollution in Hospitals: The Causes and Methods of Treatment

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. This essay explores the effects of noise pollution on patients in hospitals and the potential implications for healthcare delivery. It delves into the various sources of noise pollution in hospital settings and their negative consequences for patient health and satisfaction. Additionally, the essay discusses strategies and initiatives that healthcare facilities can implement to reduce noise pollution and create a more healing-oriented environment for patients. By addressing noise pollution effectively, hospitals can im

DOI: http://doi.org/10.37648/ijrmst.v16i01.007

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