http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080328/ap_on_he_me/newborn_sound_protection]Sound monitors protect premature babies (AP) [/URL]



AP - Warning lights hover over the snoozing patients in Riley Hospital for Children's neonatal intensive care unit, ready to flash whenever sound levels creep beyond normal conversation. As decibels rise, the colors on the new monitoring system change from green to yellow to red, hushing chatty parents or doctors so the babies get the rest they need to develop.