A hospital makes good use of the Yacker Tracker on behalf of patients.
Published by Sunnybrook Hospital
The DEMAND and uses for Yacker Tracker is growing in ways we never imagined!
Users of Yacker Trackers are growing, and in ways we never thought. Yacker Tracker started out as being a simple tool to help teachers gain noise control in their classrooms. Yacker Tracker is now sold in almost every country in the world and used in such imaginative ways, some frankly, never expected. Exciting!
In schools they’ve had great success with thousands of classrooms using them to monitor sound, but school employees are an imaginative lot. For example, schools for the deaf are using them as a visual reminder to students and school cafeterias are using them for group noise control. Speech teachers and theatrical companies are using them to measure projection and even Toast Masters have used them for both projection and length of speech as well.
Of course it’s been well known that hospitals are using them not only in their nurse’s stations and waiting rooms, but did you also know that they are being used in their operating rooms as well?
Business offices have started to use them to quiet overly noisy workers. Railroad lines are using them to test the effects of noise on certain towns and housing tracks. Some city council chambers have used them to monitor the length of speaker’s presentations and Trader Joe’s have used them as a decoration for themes in their stores.
How will you use your Yacker Tracker?
Mrs. Hofer brings back an old friend… The Yacker Tracker!
Published by MrsBlairClark
The one and only original Yacker Tracker by AGI Attention-Getters, Inc!
The familiar traffic light signal design is put to appropriate use in measuring the amount of sound in a classroom, hospital patient hallways, just about anywhere.
Quiet Promotes Healing
Did you know that hospitals are graded on the issue of noise in surveys about patient satisfaction conducted by Medicare? That’s how serious an issue it is. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York, installed its first Yacker Tracker in 2007 in its cardiac care unit. They saw patient satisfaction increase in a matter of months. The hospital smartly synchronized the overhead lighting to the Yacker Tracker, so when the device indicates that the acceptable level of noise has been reached, the lights dim.
At the time of installation, Rita Romano, then the director of environmental services said, “We recognize that a healing environment is a quiet environment. Patients in a quieter environment heal better.” Romano went on to say, “Staff may become distracted or have trouble hearing orders. Noise in the environment can contribute to medical errors.”
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association points out other dangers of too much noise. It can increase blood pressure, harm a developing fetus and make it difficult to sleep. We all know that even healthy people don’t perform as well with a lack of sleep. There are so many articles and studies about sleep deprivation and all of them mention serious health effects.
The Yacker Tracker can be indispensable in healthcare environments. If you consider a loud paging system, or intercoms, or the raised voices of some staff members and visitors, or carts rolling down a corridor, or even laughter coming from groups gathering in hallways, you’ll understand how noise can become a very real distraction. It’s the last thing anyone needs. It has also been pointed out that patients don’t like to hear staff having personal conversations. It makes them feel as if they are not a top priority.
Please see our Yacker Trackers to choose the one that’s right for you and your work environment. If you think about the unwanted noise in your daily life, you will probably thing of other uses for a Yacker Tracker. We have thought of some of them, too. Yacker Tracker Uses will take you to our Idea Page. If you click on our Blog you will see even more ideas. (We never stop thinking about you!)
We hope that we can be of help. Everyone is entitled to some peace of mind. And that’s usually accomplished in a quieter setting. To your health!
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WHAT’S THAT? YOU CAN’T HEAR US OVER THAT NOISE?
Well, maybe you need one of these decibel meters to determine if that sound level is harmful to your hearing. These handy devices are most commonly used in noise pollution studies and for the quantification of different kinds of noise, especially for industrial, environmental and aircraft noise.