Healthcare Practitioner's Pager Ringing
This sound recording is a simulation of a doctor’s pager going off. The pager sound is really important in the healthcare system as it is how a doctor is notified of an important call. While pagers allow doctors to connect with new patients the sound can be disruptive to communication with current patients. The pager reaches out, calling for practitioners, emergency responders, or anyone who can provide immediate and satisfactory assistance for those in need pulling them away from the work they were doing at the time. Hearing the sound of a pager as a patient can highlight the urgency of their health circumstances, as the incessant sound reminds them of the hospital setting they are in. The number of patients a doctor is responsible for decreases the care they are able to give individually. The pager represents the inability of a doctor to give their full attention to a single patient, leading to an inevitable barrier between the two.
Durham, North Carolina