Sound level and noise control are important as a requirement of the therapeutic environment in psychiatric hospitals. Noise control is one of the most challenging areas to deal with for mental health professionals because noise can destroy the therapeutic atmosphere and there are also adverse effects of noise in the therapeutic environment for patients. The sound level should be in accordance with the values recommended by the World Health Organization in the psychiatric clinics and psychiatric hospitals. In addition, Noise control for therapeutic purposes should also be provided. This review aims to give information to explain hospital sound level parameters, the concept of noise control in terms of therapeutic environment and development of measures to provide noise control.
Noise control;therapeutic environment;multidisciplinary work