- The number of the premature infants rises. However in Germany over
50.000 premature infants are born per year.
- The medical and technical possibilities are meanwhile very good. The
incubator helps the babies to develop and stabilize all vital functions
e.g. heart and respiration rate.
- Through the use of medicines the not yet sufficiently developed vital
functions are additionally supported.
- It is a new tendency to improve the preemies quality of life in the intensive care unit (N.I.C.U) and their development period followed thereafter and to reduce or avoid damages beyond that.
Problem: Through the necessary medical equipment the preemies in the incubator are exposed to a high noise level. In addition it is not possible to avoid the environemental noise by the hospital personnel in the respective unit rooms and at home. The baby, its hearing is already completely developed in the 6th pregnancy month, hears everything and is thereby additionally set under stress.
Result: Thanks to the medical progress today the chances of survival for prematurely born babies are very high. The risk of health impairments in the later life can be decreased by additional therapies.