How immersive audio can be a therapeutic tool: the pharmaphorum podcast


In this episode of the pharmaphorum podcast, Editor in Chief Jonah Comstock chats with Howard Rose, head of health and wellness at Spatial about immersive audio: what it is, how it works, and how it can help in healthcare. Spatial creates immersive soundscape simulations that can be played from any speaker. They do work in the healthcare space, both enlivening healthcare spaces and in delivering therapies. Howard describes how their technology has been used for clinician wellness to help forestall clinician burnout. He also goes over an intervention being developed with some partners to improve women’s experiences and outcomes in birthing suites, and another project using immersive audio to help treat soldiers with PTSD. They discuss the unique strengths of this technology over things like VR. Tune in to learn about a tech-driven treatment modality you never knew existed. You can listen to episode 67 of the pharmaphorum podcast in the player below, download the episode to your computer or find it – and subscribe to the rest of the series in iTunesSpotifyacastStitcher and Podbean.