Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Cover Page

Cover Page - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Apr. 29, 2022
Cover [Abstract]    
Entity Address, Address Line One 3150 Pleasant View Road  
Entity File Number 000-33001  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share  
Trading Symbol NTUS  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Registrant Name NATUS MEDICAL INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000878526  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2022  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2022  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   34,585,114
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Tax Identification Number 77-0154833  
Entity Address, City or Town Middleton  
Entity Address, State or Province WI  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 53562  
City Area Code 608  
Local Phone Number 829-8500  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Shell Company false