Byron Eakin, celebrated artist and founding father of Vibroacoustic Therapy, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara surrounded by family on April 21, 2019.
Born on the ides of March, 1936, in Ontario, Canada, Byron Eakin began life on a farm riding bareback to a one-room schoolhouse. It was this environment that seeded his love for freedom and original expression, which led to an initial 23 year career as a highly successful artist. His award-winning paintings have been exhibited at major museums throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1985, Byron founded the Somatron Corporation in Tampa, FL, where he designed numerous patented products using sound vibration for therapeutic purposes. He created the science of Vibroacoustic Therapy, which is now used by hospitals, health institutions, schools, and veterans organizations worldwide.
Ever the adventurer, Byron and his wife, Linda Albert, traveled extensively to every corner of the globe throughout their 30 year marriage. His collection of antique cars was legendary, and he was an avid golfer and lawn bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Albert, along with many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved Maltese, Snowflake.