Surgery with Music Series Post #24: Surgery Headphones in the Hospital with Pacemaker Implantation


Surgery is by no means the only valuable use for Surgery Serenity Headphones.  As a matter of fact, most any procedure that is done in a hospital or doctor’s office could help ease a patient’s anxiety, soothe their fears and decrease the amoung of anesthesia that might be needed.

One of the first patients that used the headphones in the hospital was a man who had a pacemaker implanted.  Listen to his story and keep music in mind if you or anyone you know needs to have a pacemaker put in.  Although the music is already pre-programmed into the headphones, you can easily put your on favorite music on these headphones if you wish!


About the Author:

Dr. Alice Cash is one of the world’s few clinical musicologists. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, she brings to her work over 40 years of professional experience as a college professor, clinical therapist, solo and chamber music performer and composer. Since 1990, Dr. Cash has been in the field of Music Medicine and conducted clinical research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, under the guidance of Dr. Joel Elkes, Dr. Leah Dickstein, and Dr. Rif El-Mallakh. Her clinical work at the University of Louisville lead to her career in music medicine. In addition to her work with the University of Louisville, Dr. Cash lead the development of using music a hospital setting at Baptist East Hospital, Louisvile, KY. She has founded 3 companies: Healing Music Enterprises, Surgical Serenity Solutions and Crescent Hill Counseling.


  1. John Henderson June 25, 2011 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I have enjoyed reading your daily posts this month. I may have surgery in the near future, so the subject is close to my mind

  2. DrAlice August 9, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks John!! We would love to hear how you are doing with your pacemaker and other surgeries! Please keep us informed!

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