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Using Music to Reduce Noise Stress for Patients in the Emergency Department A Pilot Study

Author(s): Short, A. E., Ahern, N., Holdgate, A., Morris, J., Sidhu, B.
High levels of noise within emergency departments (EDs) have been associated with higher levels of patient stress. Noise and the stress it causes have been observed as a contributing factor to slower recovery rates and overall lower rates of satisfaction among patients.
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Added March 2015

Sleep disorder in cardiac care units: A special look at noise and light effects

Author(s): Sheihki, M. A., Ebadi, A., Rahmani, H.
Patients in hospitals sometimes experience disturbed sleep because of environmental factors. The lack of adequate sleep has many adverse effects, and these effects are particularly critical in the case of patients in intensive care units (ICUs).
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Added March 2015

Reducing hospital noise with sound acoustic panels and diffusion: a controlled study

Author(s): Farrehi, P. M., Nallamothu, B. K., Navvab, M.
Ambient noise is a well-known source of stress in healthcare environments. Hospitals have employed methods such as shielding patients with closed doors, altering staff behaviors, and moving equipment, but these approaches can disrupt workflows and do not address the realities of sound generation within hospitals.
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Added March 2017

Comparing light and noise levels before and after a NICU change of design

Author(s): Aita, M., Robins, S., Charbonneau, L., Doray-Demers, P., Feeley, N.
Previous studies have found that small changes in lighting and sound can create adverse health effects in preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Many NICUs are shifting from open ward (OW) designs to single-family rooms (SFRs) and multi-bed pods, allowing for better control over lighting and sound levels while promoting familial involvement.
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Added March 2021

Excessive noise levels in the neonatal ICU: Potential effects on auditory system development

Author(s): Kent, W.D., Tan, A.K., Clarke, M.C., Bardell, T.
Added October 2012

Noise-induced Stress in Hospital Patients: Coping and Nonauditory Health Outcomes

Author(s): Topf, M.
Added October 2012

Noise Pollution in the Operating Room: A Hazard to Surgeons, Personnel, and Patients.

Author(s): Ray, C.D., Levinson, R.
Added October 2012

Noise exposure during noninvasive ventilation with a helmet, a nasal mask, and a facial mask

Author(s): Cavaliere, F., Conti, G., Costa, R., Proietti, R., Sciuto, A., Masieri, S.
Added October 2012

Noise sources and levels in the Evgenidion Hospital intensive care unit

Author(s): Tsiou, C., Eftymiatos, D., Theodossopoulou, E., Notis, P., Kiriakou, K.
Added October 2012

Perceived noise in surgical wards and an intensive care area: an objective analysis

Author(s): Bentley, S., Murphy, F., Dudley, H.
Added October 2012

Use of active noise cancellation devices in caregivers in the intensive care unit

Author(s): Akhtar, S., Weigle, C., Toohill, R., Berens, R.
Added October 2012

The effect of earplugs on sleep measures during exposure to simulated intensive care unit noise

Author(s): Wallace, C.J., Robins, J., Alvord, L.S., Walker, J.M.
Added October 2012

Mean noise amounts in level II vs level III neonatal intensive care units

Author(s): Levy, G.D., Woolston, D.J., Browne, J.V.
Added October 2012

Effects on performance and work quality due to low frequency ventilation noise

Author(s): Persson Waye, K., Rylander, R., Benton, S., Leventhall, H.G.
Added October 2012

Effects of guidelines implementation in a surgical intensive care unit to control nighttime light and noise levels

Author(s): Walder, B., Francioli, D., Meyer, J.J., Lancon, M., Romand, J.A.
Added October 2012

Noise pollution in an intensive care unit for nephrology and dialysis

Author(s): Buemi, M., Allegra, A., Grasso, F., Mondio, G.
Added October 2012

Noise levels in hospital laboratories. Are they a problem and can they be reduced?

Author(s): Pragay, D.A.
Added October 2012

Noise Distribution of an Incubator With Nebulizer at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Southern Taiwan.

Author(s): Chen, H.F., Chang, Y.J.
Added October 2012

I'm trying to heal… noise levels in a pediatric intensive care unit

Author(s): Milette, I., Carnevale, F.
Added October 2012

The effects of progressive muscular relaxation on subjectively reported disturbance due to hospital noise

Author(s): Griffin, J.P., Myers, S., Kopelke, C., Walker, D.
Added October 2012