Would you like for your local hospital to offer music through headphones for surgery? I’ve been working in this field for over 25 years now and I think the answer is a resounding “YES!” Patients who go to the hospital or Ambulatory Care Center for a colonoscopy, a joint replacement surgery or cataract surgery, definitely want to be a comfortable and pain-free as possible.
For decades now, doctors, hospitals, and medical researchers have been conducting studies that show beyond the shadow of a doubt that music is powerful and positive in its ability to decrease anxiety, pain perception, and therefore, medication reduction. But right now, the hospitals that are offering music therapy are doing so only when music therapists are available to provide live music and create a relationship with that patient.
Music therapists are awesome and do amazing work, but there is not nearly enough to go around. You might say that music therapists are the “gold standard” but when a patient is anxious, fearful, and possibly in pain, Music Medicine is the go-to! And what exactly is Music Medicine, you ask? Music Medicine is an intervention that is offered by any caregiver when they provide soothing music that the patient can entrain with, through cordless headphones or earbuds. It is so easy and effective that every hospital on the planet could be doing this right now with very little expense.
For years I have been offering pre-loaded, cordless headphones on my website, Surgical Serenity Solutions, and now I am also offering just the powerful proprietary music that I have put together over the past 25 years. To purchase one of our playlists, go to the Apple App Store on your smartphone or tablet and listen to the samples, then choose the playlists you like best.
This music has been studied and tested by anesthesiologists and surgeons in Louisville, KY and they published a study that you can read HERE. This study found that patients who were listening to the this music through cordless headphones, experienced 20% less pain perception than those who did not listen to music through headphones. We were so excited, but not surprised.
We’re looking for organizations that would like to sponsor headphones for patients to take home. Examples would be children recovering from surgery, cancer patients taking chemo, etc.
In addition, I am creating a consulting option for hospitals that want to understand how THEY can get music working for their patients in their hospital.
All five playlists will be available for licensing at a very reasonable price.