Tech Comm Available Technologies :: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio


Project TitleNICU Safe Developmental Music Player
Track Code2015-077
Short DescriptionNone

Lack of infant directed speech can result in poor brain growth and worsen development throughout early childhood. This has been shown using MRI and long-term language and cognitive outcomes. Between 25-40% of preterm infants have language delays and disorders at school age. New studies show that exposure to a parents voice in the NICU can help language development progress in the first two years after discharge from the hospital. Physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a device that is designed to lay inside the isolate of the baby so that the baby can hear the voice of his/her parents.

Tagsnicu, music, preterm, baby, infant, speech
Posted DateSep 25, 2017 3:43 PM


William Ray
Nathalie Maitre
Ellyn Hamm
Olena Chorna


Andrew Corris


Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
62/396,310 None Provisional United States
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000