Abstract 647 Table 1

NICU noise survey responses

High intensity noise level in NICU may cause:Always/sometimes
(%)
Never/rarely
(%)
HR and BP variability 68 30
Increased irritability/agitation 65 30
Feeding intolerances 40 24
Sleep Disturbances 81 3
Hearing impairment 57 10
Developmental impairment at 2 years age 46 10
Increase job related stress 66 08
Reduce medical errors 45 20
Decrease work productivity 50 20
Positive impact of maternal voice 92 02
Is single room NICU less noisy? 63 04