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Quiet Healthcare is actively engaged in seven types of activities in addition to its core activity of writing, editing, interpreting, and responding to inquiries about the FGI Guidelines:

​1. Organizing, fundraising, and participating in third-party research, e.g., Sleep disruption due to hospital noise: a prospective evaluation, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012

​2. Leading or supporting the development of consensus-based standards through recognized standards development organizations like ASA/ANSI, ASTM, and ASHRAE, e.g., ANSI S12-70

​3. Organizing delegations to participate in national “summits” on urgent public health topics such as “alarm fatigue” in order to encourage decisive action by regulatory authorities.

4. Conducting outreach to organizations such as USGBC-LEED, and ICC in order to “harmonize” and/or “internationalize” the development of comprehensive criteria, e.g., LEED HC-Acoustics

5. Publishing books, technical papers, and articles on topics related to the work of Quiet Healthcare , e.g., Sound & Vibration 2.0 (Springer-Verlag)Sound Matters (US GSA)

6. Presenting at national, international and regional professional conferences to encourage awareness of the importance of clinically-focused work on the public health effects of sound, vibration, privacy and noise, e.g., Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Noise and Health

7. Organizing national and international conferences and symposia on issues of healthcare acoustics, and noise and health. Examples include a 2008 conference in Paris, France on healthcare acoustics & speech privacy and a special session of the 2016 ASA conference on Noise & Health honoring the contributions of pioneer, Karl Kryter.