[Histonet] RE: Noise reduction

Jay Lundgren jaylundgren <@t> gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 15:07:04 CDT 2014

I don't know if it's your PA not being able to concentrate, or your
transcriptionists complaining about noise on the recording, but have you
considered solving the problem on the other end?  Noise canceling
headphones and/or a throat microphone for your PA.  A real throat mic, (not
a video game accessory) works by picking up vibrations of the throat with
transducers, so you don't get background noise. Voila!  No noise in your
PA's ears, or on transcriptionist's recordings.  And your histotechs can
still party!

                                                        Jay A. Lundgren,

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Tony Reilly <Tony.Reilly <@t> health.qld.gov.au>

> Hi LeAnn
> At a previous laboratory we had a half wall with glass from bench height
> to the ceiling and a glass door.  The door could be open or closed and the
> glass while blocking out noise did not make the area feel confined from the
> rest of the lab.  The other advantages were that the air conditioning to
> that room was independent and not recycled to the rest of the lab reducing
> formalin fumes and if there was a formalin spill in that area it was easily
> contained.
> Regards
> Tony
> Tony Reilly B.App.Sc,  M.Sc
> Chief Scientist Anatomical Pathology
> Princess Alexandra Laboratory | Pathology Queensland | Health Support
> Queensland
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:
> histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of LeAnn Lang
> Sent: Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:55 AM
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] Noise reduction
> We are trying to figure out an inexpensive way to try to block off our
> grossing area to help with noise reduction when our Pathologist Assistant
> does her dictation.  Has anyone done anything in their labs that they would
> be willing to share with me?   We don't want something permanent like
> building a wall, but rather something that can be opened up for parts of
> the day.  We have thought about having a curtain (like a privacy curtain
> found in doctors' offices), but we are not sure that would be enough of a
> reduction.  Anyone have other ideas?
> Thanks much!
> LeAnn
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