Noise exposure caused by artificial ventilation in the neonatal intensive care unit

Authors

  • A. Mayrand National Centre for Audiology, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6H 1R1, Canada
  • S. Scollie National Centre for Audiology, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6H 1R1, Canada
  • H. Roukema St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, London, Ont., Canada
  • M. Cheesman National Centre for Audiology, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont. N6H 1R1, Canada

Keywords:

Audition, Intensive care units, Medical problems, Neonatal monitoring, Risk assessment, Ventilation, Artificial ventilation, Blood pressure, Noise exposure, Noise levels

Abstract

Neonates, who are being artificially ventilated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are exposed to noise from the ventilation equipment. They are at 10-15 times greater risk of sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to hearing risks, noise exposure causes physiological effects in premature infants - increased heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate. A research was carried out to determine the effect of noise exposure caused by artificial ventilation in the NICU. The research aimed at determining the noise levels and the spectra of the noises produced by different modes by artificial ventilation in the NICU.

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Published

2005-12-01

How to Cite

1.
Mayrand A, Scollie S, Roukema H, Cheesman M. Noise exposure caused by artificial ventilation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];33(4):48-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1778

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada