In his TEDMED 2014 talk, Julian Treasure discussed the importance of designing health care facilities with acoustic healing in mind. Now he’s shared a bit more about his talk, his time at TEDMED and his vision for the future.
What motivated you to speak at TEDMED?
The scandal of noise in hospitals is unacceptable, affects millions – and is virtually unacknowledged by the profession. This must change!
Why does this talk matter now? What impact do you hope the talk will have?
I sincerely hope healthcare facilities take my three simple steps for good sound onboard because I am convinced they will transform outcomes almost immediately.
What kind of meaningful or surprising connections did you make at TEDMED?
How can we learn more about your work?
My fifth TED talk, How To Speak So That People Want To Listen, was released roughly a year ago and is now in the top 30 TED talks of all time. I have resources free and also links to my courses on conscious listening and powerful speaking on my website.
What is the legacy you want to leave?
Healthy sound in every building we occupy – and a world that sounds beautiful.