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Webinar: What You Need to Know About Residential Health Care Acoustics, But Couldn’t Hear to Ask

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.

By 2050, the number of individuals using long-term care services in any setting (e.g., at home, assisted living, or skilled nursing facilities) will likely double from the 13 million using services in 2000, to 27 million people. Of that group, an estimated 19 million people in the US will be age 85 and older, 80% of whom will suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is more than an inconvenience; it directly impacts our ability to communicate, socialize and interact with our families and friends.  It affects our ability to make decisions concerning our quality of life. A recent University of Michigan study has shown a connection between hearing loss and the onset of dementia. 

This webinar provides an overview of Architectural Acoustics for Residential Health Care Facilities, using appropriate terminology and basic examples to demonstrate the impact of the acoustical environment on seniors. It will also include a summary of the current FGI 2018 acoustical criteria, and review how those criteria address the concerns and needs of seniors.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand sound Isolation (airborne and structure-borne), and how it impacts privacy.

  • Identify factors surrounding background noise (HVAC, outside sources, talking), and why seniors can’t hear.

  • Articulate various interior architectural finishes and how they help speech intelligibility.

  • Apply FGI updates for 2018 Residential Health, Care and Support Facilities.


Presenting Faculty

Ed Logsdon, Principal Consultant, Logsdon Acoustical Consulting LLC

Mr. Logsdon is an Acoustical and Electrical Engineer with more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare facilities design consultant. He is Principal of Logsdon Acoustical Consulting, located in NW Ohio, specializing in all areas of acoustics, noise, vibration and audio-visual systems design for the healthcare sector. Prior to this, he worked as a Biomedical Technician at St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, for six years, and as an R&D Engineer at Aspen Labs in Denver, CO, where he worked on the design of electrosurgical generators, arthroscopic cameras, and other OR equipment. From 2005 to 2017, Edward was Associate Principal of D.L. Adams Associates, acoustical consultants, in Denver, CO.  He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), IEEE, and a past-President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC).