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Noise in hospitals? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is listening

For those of us who’ve been working for decades on the tough problem of noise in hospitals—specifically the effects of that noise on patients, physicians, families, and staff—news that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported the work of popular podcast  99%.

Hospital noise still a problem? What’s being done?

This news story asserts that noise in hospitals is steadily increasing.

Hospital noise is bad for health

In a 2017 presentation referring to an earlier paper I had written with Rita Wynne Herzig in 1999, I noted that hospital noise was a serious problem for patients and staff and that not enough has been done to reduce sound levels in hospitals.

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