Quiet Healthcare is actively engaged in seven types of activities in addition to its core activity of writing, editing, interpreting, and responding to inquiries about the FGI Guidelines:

1. Organizing, fundraising, and participating in third-party research, e.g., Sleep disruption due to hospital noise: a prospective evaluation, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012

2. Leading or supporting the development of consensus-based standards through recognized standards development organizations like ASA/ANSI, ASTM, and ASHRAE, e.g., ANSI S12-70

3. Organizing delegations to participate in national “summits” on urgent public health topics such as “alarm fatigue” in order to encourage decisive action by regulatory authorities;

4. Conducting outreach to organizations such as USGBC-LEED, and ICC in order to “harmonize” and/or “internationalize” the development of comprehensive criteria, e.g., LEED HC-Acoustics

 

5. Publishing books, technical papers, and articles on topics related to the work of Quiet Healthcare , e.g., Sound & Vibration 2.0 (Springer-Verlag), Sound Matters (US GSA)

6. Presenting at national, international and regional professional conferences to encourage awareness of the importance of clinically-focused work on the public health effects of sound, vibration, privacy and noise, e.g., Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Noise and Health

7. Organizing national and international conferences and symposia on issues of healthcare acoustics, and noise and health. Examples include a 2008 conference in Paris, France on healthcare acoustics & speech privacy and a special session of the 2016 ASA conference on Noise & Health honoring the contributions of pioneer, Karl Kryter.

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