Healthcare Acoustics

Acoustic design and noise control in Healthcare facilities are a vital part of patient rest and recovery. The Press Ganey satisfaction surveys have indicated that noise and its adverse impact on rest significantly affect patient satisfaction. Engineering healthcare acoustics to provide continuous, consistent and suitable background sound levels results in a more comfortable environment and helps reduce the annoyance a patient experiences as a result of intruding noise. This is important not only for patient recovery but more so even for neo-natal care rooms.

Healthcare acoustics, present a wide range of challenges for healthcare facilities managers from HIPAA oral speech privacy compliance to quiet patient and neo-natal care environments to MRI vibration isolation to noise control for emergency ground and air traffic services. In addition, those wishing to achieve LEED and/or WELL certification for healthcare acoustics must meet specific environmental quality standards. Revised guidelines developed by the Facilities Guidelines Institute [FGI] have incorporated many of the acoustic requirements such as sound transmission of partitions, environmental noise, building systems noise levels and vibration.

To improve the patient experience, safeguard patient privacy, and reduce legal exposure related to HIPPA Compliance, our acoustical consultants team with with architects, engineers and facilities managers to help create successful projects that achieve the acoustic target goals.

At JCK Acoustics Group, we strive to create a peaceful and comfortable environment in healthcare facilities. We do this by carefully testing and measuring sound transmission and sound quality to control and minimize noise. In design, we use the latest acoustic modeling to assess and improve the acoustic environment. Our team is dedicated to providing effective solutions for noise and vibration caused by mechanical systems, plant rooms, MRIs and exterior environment sources. We work to ensure the best acoustic experience for patients and healthcare staff.

At JCK Acoustics Group, we've got you covered when it comes to maintaining speech privacy and assessing locations for vibration critical equipment. We work closely with manufacturers and contractors to make sure recommendations are properly implemented. Our goal is to help create a successful project that achieves performance in a timely fashion and with budget in mind.


Brian D. Allgood Army Hospital

Pyeongtaek, S. Korea

Wuhan Eye Hospital

Wuhan, China

Novartis Hadquarters

Shanghai, China

Nolen Place

Charlotte, North Carolina