Carina Wahlstrom

Music Therapy


Carina was the first ever student to propose her own ChangeLab class. After an internship with the NICU, Carina became concerned about noise level impacts on infants’ hearing. She didn’t know exactly where to start, but proposed her own class and recruited an interdisciplinary team of students. Her project has collected so much information that their work may be incorporated into sound design projects at both NICUs and maternity classes throughout the tri-state area on the potentially harmful effects of loud toys on infants’ hearing.