The effects of noise on preterm infants in the NICU.

  title={The effects of noise on preterm infants in the NICU.},
  author={Elisha M. Wachman and Amir Lahav},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={96 4},
Preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are constantly exposed to ambient noise that often exceeds recommended levels. There is a growing concern that such noise puts preterm infants at high risk for adverse health effects. This review looks at the effects of NICU noise on the cardiovascular, respiratory, auditory and nervous systems. Loud transient noise has negative short-term effects on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of preterm infants, although direct evidence… CONTINUE READING

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