Ambient electronic musician Yoko Sen founded Sen Sound to transform the sound environment in hospitals. In her own words, “several years ago I got sick and had to spend many hours in hospitals. I was so terrified by what I heard – the cacophony of alarms, beeps, people screaming, doors getting slammed. Lying on the bed, I used to wonder – some people say hearing is the last sense to go when we pass away; what is the last sound I get to hear at the end of my life? Sound is largely ignored in healthcare – even though the aesthetics of it could have a great impact on our sense of wellbeing – and a sense of dignity.” Sen Sound is working in partnership with Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub to prototype technology solutions to alleviate the loud noises common throughout hospitals.