ABSTRACT A sanitizable audio device for use in neonatal care and method of use are provided herein. The audio device comprises a smooth shell defining an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface forms a curved continuous smooth surface. The inner surface supports electronic elements. The shell defines one or more switch apertures, housing one or more actuatable electrical switches, in communication with the electronic elements. The method of use comprises generating an audio output including selecting content that is age appropriate for a particular infant, altering a sound emission of a recording of a care-giver of the particular infant, and programming a music player to emit the audio output below an age dependent volume, for an age dependent number of intervals per day and per week, for an age dependent duration.