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How noise affects quality of care within elderly care

How noise affects quality of care within elderly care

How noise affects the quality of care in many mays within elderly care:

Hearing loss reduces your quality of life

Frequent communication problems caused by age-ralated hearing problems are known to lead to withdrawal, self-doubt, and depression but can also affect spatial orientation and increase the risk of falling.

Improved perception of attitude

Patients in a good sound environment considered the staff attitude to be much better than patients in an environment with poor acoustics.

Reducing noise reduces stress

The level of stress hormones can increase by 43% after just three hours of exposure to low-intensity noise, in comparison to quiet conditions.

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