Medical Centre

Medical Centre Acoustics

Most consulting rooms in the health professions – medical, dental, optical, etc - have a common process related to patients’ admission procedure. Medical centres of all types usually welcome patients in a reception area, then have them wait in defined waiting rooms until their turn comes to be ushered into a consulting room or surgery.

With unwanted noise in mind, there are two key criteria involved in this process – Ensuring patients are as relaxed as possible, and ensuring patients have as much privacy as possible. Specifically, patients and visitors in waiting rooms do not want to hear everything that is being said in the reception area - or the private conversations in the consulting rooms. 


Reducing Noise In Medical Centre's

The first thing that must be addressed is to understand the source of noise that is causing concern. Here are some questions that might apply to a typical medical centre:

  • What type of noise is it? (Conversation, speech, telephone calls, etc).

  • Where is it coming from? (Reception area, kitchen, etc)

  • Is noise coming through the walls and ceilings or corridors?

  • Can people in reception hear what is being said in the consulting rooms? Or vice versa?



The most common noise source is visitors and conversation with staff in the reception area. This generally means that reverberation is the ultimate culprit, probably caused by sound waves reflecting off hard surfaces (like interior walls or floors) and contributing to annoying background noise.

Solution to Reduce Noise In Medical Centre's

SerenityLite Panels

SerenityLite Acoustic Panels are lightweight sound absorbers that are ideal for direct fixing to ceilings and upper walls, away from potential impact damage.

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Serenity Panels

Serenity Acoustic Panels are recommended for high traffic areas. They are manufactured with a timber frame and MDF backing and include an impact resistant membrane under the fabric facing.

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SerenityArt's Panels

Serenity Art Panels deliver the same high performance sound absorption as Serenity Acoustic Panels.  However, Sontext can print an image of your choice, such as a logo or art print, on to the fabric face.

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Results Of Soundproofing Medical Centre's

Sontext manufacture and supply all types of acoustic panels. These include Acoustic Wall Panels, Acoustic Ceiling Panels, Baffles, Clouds and moveable Acoustic Screens. To see how Sontext can make your facility a more quiet, pleasant place for clients, patients and visitors please contact us!