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Listening to Mom in the NICU: Neural, Clinical and Language Outcomes

The purpose of this study is to examine whether playing recordings of a mother's voice to her infant while in the hospital nursery is an effective treatment for promoting healthy brain and language development in infants born preterm.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Language Treatment
  • Behavioral: Control Treatment


Phase 1


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Infants born preterm at Stanford Children's Hospital between 27 0/7 - 31 6/7 weeks
   gestational age

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Congenital anomalies

   - Recognizable malformation syndromes

   - Active seizure disorders

   - History of Central Nervous System infections

   - Hydrocephalus

   - Major sensori-neural hearing loss

   - Likelihood to be transferred from NICU to alternate care facility or home environment
   prior to 36 weeks PMA

   - Intraventricular Hemorrhage Grades III-IV

   - Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)

   - Surgical treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis

   - Small for gestational age (SGA) <3 percentile and/or Intra-uterine growth restriction
   (IUGR) no head sparing

   - Twin-to-twin transfusions

Ages Eligible for Study

24 Weeks - 31 Weeks

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Katherine E Travis, PhD