In Sound Health
In Sound Health
A Handbook on Sound, Music and Health
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Published by ThinkMines Media
Subject(s): Healthcare
ISBN 9789395515801
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  Pages 356

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In Sound Health: A Handbook on Sound, Music and Health aims to create awareness among medical professionals as well as the general public about the impact of sound, noise and music on health. With contributions from experts in the field, this volume studies the physics and physiology of hearing and speech; examines the deleterious effects of noise and how to prevent them; delves into the related applications, regulations, challenges and future directions; and provides a framework for conducting research on the impact of noise and music on health. Written in clear and simple language, each chapter in this volume includes learning objectives and a conclusion that captures key takeaways.

Alexander Thomas is the President of the Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (www.ahpi.in); Founder-President (2010-2021) and Patron of the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (www.anbai.org); and Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (www.caho.in). He has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape at the national and the state level, pioneered numerous training initiatives, and received several awards for his contributions to the healthcare sector. His recent publications on issues affecting the health sector include books on communication, climate change, ethics and law, technology, healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India. He was awarded the Waterfalls Global Award 2022 by the Government of the UAE for exceptional contributions to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. He can be contacted at alexthomas.ahpi@gmail.com.
Ramesh A. is Professor, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. He completed his MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, and MS from AIIMS, New Delhi. He also works with the tribal communities of Nilgiris to implement a community-based rehabilitation programme for hearing-impaired children. His team has invented calibrated noisemakers for hearing screening in medically underserved areas, a soundproofed minibus that has been utilized in six regions of India to conduct a survey and provide primary ear care services, noise cancellation technologies and artificial intelligence for predicting the number of children who would be lost for follow up, after neonatal hearing screening. He can be contacted at research.sjmc@gmail.com.
Deepak Alexander is an engineer by training and a musician at heart. With an engineering degree from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, he worked at an MNC for two years before deciding to pursue a full-time career in music. He worked at Nirvana Films, learning the ins and outs of film production before specializing in music and sound production. He subsequently started his own music production company, and now composes music full-time for TV commercials, feature films, short films and web series. His portfolio can be viewed at https://youtube.com/c/DeepakAlexanderFilmMusicComposer and he can be contacted at deepak.alexander@gmail.com.
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