Do the sounds in the hospital affect pediatric patients?

Usually. All the strange, new sounds—alarms, machines beeping, intercom pages—are sure to bother & frighten children. Parents & staff can lessen the discomfort by explaining the sounds & reassuring them. Even adult patients find many of the sounds disturbing as they startle patients & interrupt rest. Many times the alarms can be set for alert at the nursing stations or set to a lower volume.