Noise measurement for open-plan offices and call-centres.
SoundEarV is a little noisemeter that measures the sound level in the area around your desk. When the noise around your desk becomes too loud, a pop-up warning appears on the screen. Attach the noisemeter to the side of the computer screen and connect to the USB-port. Pre-set your own noise limit at which the pop-up warning should appear.
SoundEarV can be used by everyone who sits at a computer. The user sets the limit as to when, i.e. at what noise level, the alarm signal is triggered, where an ear pops-up on the screen – without disturbing the work being carried out on the computer at the time. Furthermore, the program can keep a statistical record of the noise level, so it is possible to look back and see if and when there have been any peak situations.
Armed with precise measurement records it becomes easier to ask people around you to keep the noise level down and acts as a clear incentive to change one’s own behaviour pattern. It also prepares the way for changing shrill ringing tones, putting up partitions or altering the offi- ce layout. SoundEarV supplies the documentation – the rest is up to you!
Many hospital patients complain about too much noise. This includes noise from medical equipment, staff and visitors, closing doors etc. Research has shown that noise levels above 50 dB(A) delay recovery and rehabilitation periods, thereby causing patients to stay for an unnecessary, longer period of time due to bad acoustic and sound environments within modern hospitals.