One of the most frequent questions I get is “can a surgical patient really hear when they are under general anesthesia?” The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” Patients awaken from surgery every day reporting that they remember conversations that they heard under anesthesia and they frequently report that they heard O.R. sounds related to drilling, hammering and sawing. The actions take place during joint replacements and other such surgeries.
One of the benefits of having soothing music through headphones during surgery is that they block these kinds of noises out, in addition to entraining the heartbeat and breathing with surgery, thus necessitating less anesthesia.
If you or someone you now is having surgery, you must go to www.surgicalserenity.com and order the surgical serenity headphones. Call or email me with any questions!