Author Topic: Sound Proofing at Work (in an emergency department  (Read 3256 times)

mkreillymd

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Sound Proofing at Work (in an emergency department
« on: October 08, 2006, 07:23:24 PM »
I work in a busy emergency department and we'd like to try to decrease the sound from our nurses'/docs' station.  Many patients' rooms surround the station and right now, there's a half-wall partition separating our work area from the patients' rooms.  Would a plexiglass partition extending from the half-wall to the ceiling work for decreasing (we don't have to have it all the way sound proofed) the sound coming from the station? Thanks!

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Sound Proofing at Work (in an emergency depart
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 12:15:53 AM »
It sure would help.  Just use as thick as possible - a 1/2 sheet (4' X 8') is around $250.  No guess on the labor cost to install; maybe your maintenance dept. could handle that.

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Re: Sound Proofing at Work (in an emergency depart
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 09:43:02 PM »
We agree, plexiglass either 3/8" or 1/2" thick will offer you some sound reduction. This approach has also been used successfully in the restaurant industry. THe plesiglass is user freindly and can be easily cleaned as needed in both the medical and restaurant industries.

 

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