Planning the acoustic environment of a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Philbin2004PlanningTA,
  title={Planning the acoustic environment of a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={M. Kathleen Philbin},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          331-52, viii
        }
}
This article addresses general principles of designing a quiet neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and describes basic aspects of room acoustics as these apply to the NICU. Recommended acoustical criteria for walls, background noise, vibration, and reverberation are included as appendices. Crowding in open, multiple-bed NICUs is the major factor in designs that inevitably produce noisy nurseries with limited space for parents. Quiet infant spaces with appropriate sound sources rely on isolation… CONTINUE READING

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