Music Training Reduces Auditory Aging, Experts Say
A study out of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory discovered an interesting correlation between musicians and hearing loss through aging. Although it seems more likely that years of screaming instruments would promote hearing loss, researchers discovered that older musicians “encode sound stimuli as quickly and accurately as younger non-musicians.”
So music lessons don’t only help you master you’re instrument of choice, they help prepare your brain for hearing loss in later years. The musician’s brain is trained to bypass age-related hearing loss. The auditory lab’s previous auditory revelations state that musical training can also offset memory loss and improve hearing speech in noisy environments. So pick up an instrument and rock out. Doctor’s orders.
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