QS1 Audiology Booth: a successful installation for Harley Street Clinic

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After successfully launching the new QS1 audiometric testing booth into the market, one of the first products now resides at the prestigious Harley Street Hearing in London.

QuietStar were approached by one of our specialist audiological partners with a very specific brief. The booth required needed to fit into a very specific sized alcove within an existing clinical testing room. Having been let down by a previous supplier as the booth supplied did not fit within the allotted space, QuietStar were contacted for help and advice.

The QS1 audiology booth was suggested as a high performance was required, but more importantly, it would fit within the tight space. With an available footprint of barely enough space to fit the booth, QuietStar were confident that they could supply and install the facility effectively. As the alcove was only open on one side, some modifications were required to ensure patient comfort whilst inside the booth. As standard, the QS1 audiology booth is fitted with a window in one of the side walls, with a jack panel to allow audiometer connections below.

Special requirements

For this particular project, the window required moving to the door panel. QuietStar designed a new bespoke door panel to accommodate a window, albeit with slightly smaller dimensions to the standard wall mounted version. A new wall panel was also designed and fitted without a window whilst keeping the jack panel in the same position.

As part of the installation, the booth was delivered in kit form and assembled on-site within the tight alcove space. A small access hole was neatly cut within one of the surrounding plasterboard walls to allow wires to be changed in the jack pane, if required.

QuietStar finished the booth internally by lining 3 of the walls with a smart and robust acoustic stretched wall fabric system, giving the bespoke QS1 booth, a high end look and feel and further improved acoustics within.

All achieved in 1 day

Speaking on behalf of QuietStar, Jason Saunders commented saying, “The Harley Street project was a challenge at all stages from design, through to manufacture and installation. For a relatively small product, it required a number of modifications to suit the very specific requirements of the clinic. Following an initial site visit, we realised that it would be a very tight fit so precise measurements were taken to ensure the QS1 would be suitable. Despite the installation being a challenge everything was delivered, assembled, sealed and tested within 1 day. The project was a further learning exercise for our engineering team, but now the new door design has been proven in a live clinic, this is definitely something we will be able to offer for future projects and booths installations going forward.

Harley Street Hearing is a prestigious independent audiology practice having been established for over 25 years. Speaking on behalf of Harley Street Hearing about the project, Paul Checkley, Clinical Director said: “We are very pleased with the new booth, especially as space was at such a premium. The service from the installation team was excellent and I was pleased that everything was done in one day.”

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