It is a good idea to have sound in the treatment room. Sound can be used for patient education and entertainment programs as well as for diagnostic devices that talk, such as the Florida Probe from the Florida Probe Corp. (www.floridaprobe.com). Many LCD flat panels come with built-in speakers. These are ideal. Just be sure the speakers are in the panel and not on the base. You will most likely place the panel on an LCD mount like the one shown below and discard the base.