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Design for Aging Committee

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



Design for Seniors - Acoustics and Noise Control

As America's population ages, consideration of acoustical treatment within the built environment becomes critical to maintain the independence, comfort and health of older adults. Our March meeting, presented by Benjamin Davenny and Alicia Larsen of Acentech, will explore special acoustic and noise control considerations for planning for environments for seniors.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why senior care facilities are inherently different from typical multi-unit, multi-use housing facilities
  • How FGI guidelines apply to senior living facilities - including independent, assisted living, nursing, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals
  • How to meet the unique acoustical needs of aging populations
  • What new technologies are used within the senior care industry to assist in resident care

Ben Davenny is an acoustician involved in a variety of projects concerning senior care, healthcare, worship, commercial, and residential buildings. He is also an authority on FGI guidelines, and played an integral part in writing its most recent version.

Alicia Larsen has presented her graduate and consulting work at the Acoustical Society of America and Institute of Noise Control national conferences, and she served as Chair-Person of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America from 2010-2013.

The presenters are providing CE credit. For those who qualify, 1 LU/HSW is available

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