The study was a sound survey of naturally occurring noise in a metropolitan hospital NICU. The collected sound level samples were then compared to the noise standard recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It was concluded that sound levels in the NICU exceed the standard and the standard does not have a proper foundation.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal/standards; Noise
Clark, William W.
Knutson, Allysa Jennie, "Acceptable noise levels for neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit" (2012). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 643. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.