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Sound Environment in Critical Care

Authors: Xie, Hui

  • Covers both basic concepts of and theoretical methods for hospital acoustics
  • Provides specific, practical information that can be readily applied to solve real noise problems in the healthcare setting
  • Includes illustrative case studies detailing odd acoustic problems and unique solutions in hospitals
  • Serves as both a reference work for researchers and a study text for graduate students
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About this book

This book explores acoustic effects in hospitals, with a particular focus on the critical care environment, where noise is a major problem, and addresses the resulting design issues as part of the optimisation of the overall physical environment. It describes the current acoustic conditions in hospital wards and corridors both theoretically and experimentally by combining a series of field measurements, interviews, questionnaire surveys and computer modelling. The characteristics of typical sound sources and sound fields, verified prediction models, the influence of staff and patient behaviour, and an agent-based acoustic design tool are introduced, helping readers to better understand this fascinating multidisciplinary field.

About the authors

Professor Hui Xie obtained his PhD degree in hospital acoustics at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield. After the completion of his PhD, he worked in Sheffield and Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Since 2012, he has been working for Chongqing University under the 100 Talents Plan. His main research interests are architectural acoustics, urban sound environment and soundscape. Till now, he has published more than 30 academic papers, including 13 SCI indexed papers, 8 EI indexed papers, along with 20+ international conference papers. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator for 15+ research projects funded by EU, UK and China’s research councils. As a Full Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), he is the recipient of several academic awards. He has been a consultant for a large number of major acoustics and noise control projects in the EU and China.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sound Environment in Critical Care
Authors
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-55178-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-55176-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
280
Number of Illustrations
75 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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