Which of the following would the nurse include as a means to elicit the best response when discussing neonates and stimulation with sound? A client tells the nurse, I think my baby likes to hear me talk to him.
A. High-pitched speech with tonal variations.
B. Low-pitched speech with a sameness of tone.
C. Cooing sounds rather than words.
D. Repeated stimulation with loud sounds.
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Answered Jan 03, 2019
The best answer to this is A. It is common for people to try speaking to neonates because some studies show that it can stimulate them. It will also make them more familiar to their parents.
Even if they would respond to songs and other sounds, they would respond best to voices. They will not just react to voices but there are particular tones and sounds that they will like more. They would like high-pitched voices more that come with different tones.
All neonates will be able to hear the sound as long as they are higher than 55 decibels. It is not ideal to just make cooing sounds because the baby may learn some things based on what you tell them.
Providing stimulation and speaking to neonates is important. Some authorities believe that speech is the most important type of sensory stimulation for a neonate. Neonates respond best to speech with tonal variations and a high-pitched voice. A neonate can hear all sound louder than about 55 decibels.
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