The soundscape of a hospital

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Until hear death in 2019, Annabel and her husband James Weaver, spent a lot of time together in hospitals - in patient and outpatient wards, waiting in makeshift waiting rooms in corridors and atriums. And while you or I might notice things about the way in which the hospital looks - James and Annabel noticed the way in which is sounded. James is perusing a PhD at Queen Mary University of London into acoustics and the intelligibility of sound - and in this podcast we delve into the sound of a hospital, and why it can make communication between staff and patients so hard. Read James's Christmas article, The sound of medicine

https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4682

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