Now that we’ve established what all the many benefits of music during are, what are the pros and cons of the pre-programmed headphones vs. the music that is downloadable to your MP3 player. For me, the most obvious benefit is that:
- the headphones are totally cordless and the MP3 player or iPod has wires that connect the earbuds to the player
- During surgery, or other medical procedure, you need to be able to move your head easily and many people report a problem with earbuds falling out.
- Although many people take iPods and MP3 players into surgery and do not report a problem, I think the cordless, pre-programmed headphones are safer and less likely to become entangled with anything the surgeon or nurses might be doing for you.
- Another advantage is that you don’t have to worry about where to put the MP3 player. Although surgical gowns often have a small pocket, it’s not really intended to keep an object in it and could easily slide out.
Of course either one is preferable to no music for your procedure. What’s the downside? Absolutely nothing! Let me know if I can help you!