Issue Date

2012

Abstract

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.

Language

English

Publisher

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Subject (MeSH)

Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal/standards; Noise

Document Type

Thesis

Advisor

Clark, William W.