Music & our Brain

Music impacts brain function and human behaviour, including reducing stress, pain and symptoms of depression as well as improving cognitive and motor skills, spatial-temporal learning and neurogenesis, which is the brain’s ability to produce neurons. 

Music has a positive effect on people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Listening to the music people grew up with, results in the brain lighting up. This has been viewed on MRI scans. 

Weather your choice is jazz, rock n roll or classical, your grey matter enjoys and responds to the same music you enjoy.

You want to enjoy listening to music at home, in a concert or while you are playing an instrument. For some hearing aid wearers this can be sometime difficult. The depth and richness of the music can be compromised. 

For hearing aid manufacturers this has been a challenge. There are significant differences between vocal and instrument output & perception.

Although we have many different speech sounds, we only need to amplify the sound to recognise the voice.   Instruments are more varied and have many diverse frequencies and volume.  Hearing music is more subjective than voice, and it’s perception is personal .

With newer technology in the hearing devices, audiologists/ audiometrists  have more choice and opportunity to fine tune the hearing aids to suit your personal preferences for music listening , What sounds good to you may be quite different to another. 

A range of programming sequencing is available no matter what you taste in music be. There is also a range of solutions for instrument player with hearing impairments. There is also Bluetooth technology to connect to smartphones directly.

 

Music can- Reduce seizures, improve communication, enhance moods, boost your immune system, evoke memories, assist in repairing the brain. 

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