Noise pollution in a general hospital

Authors

  • Sergio Luzzi Ordine degli Ingegneri della PF, Via Stibbert n.1, 50134 Florence, Italy
  • Stefano Falchi Ordine degli Ingegneri della PF, Via Stibbert n.1, 50134 Florence, Italy

Keywords:

Acoustic emissions, Hospitals, Natural frequencies, Noise abatement, Noise generators, Speech intelligibility, Structural design, Walls (structural partitions), Noise sources

Abstract

The case studies on noise pollution carried out in some General Hospitals in Tuscany (Italy) were presented. The acoustic performance of the hospital was analyzed considering the sources and receivers of the noise inside and outside the building. The systems generating noise pollution were studied and frequency characterization of the emissions was performed. Results suggested that the design of systems, plants, rooms and perimetrical walls should be changed to minimize the noise.

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Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Luzzi S, Falchi S. Noise pollution in a general hospital. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];30(3):128-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1488

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada