How does sound impact our lives? How does sound impact the patient, the family and caregivers in a healthcare setting? In healthcare, sound is largely ignored, even though the aesthetics of it could have a great impact on our sense of well being and a sense of dignity.

On July 8th Yoko Sen will explore how sound affects people’s environments, experiences and emotions and discuss how human-centered design plays a role. Yoko is an ambient electronic musician, cohort 4 fellow at Halcyon Incubator and Citizen Artist Fellow at the Kennedy Center. Five years ago, she became ill and spent much time in the hospital. After recovering, she started to explore ways to help humanize our hospital experiences by transforming the sound environment – for it to be safer and more soothing.

Please join us and learn how sound affects people’s environment, experience and emotions. Through human-centered design learn how we might create soundscapes that fill the space but not cause audio fatigue.


Speaker: Yoko K. Sen, Founder & Sound Alchemist, Sen Sound, LLC

Sponsoring Chapter: Women in Healthcare- DC Chapter

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