Singing in the Bathroom

The bathrooms in the Helsinki airport have bird songs playing to create a calming environment.

Since 2011, passengers using the toilets have been serenaded by whistling blackbirds, song thrushes, marsh warblers, Blyth’s warblers, robins and willow warblers. Audio experts say that certain sounds relax people physically but stimulate them cognitively, and birdsong has that effect.

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