“Music is an important part of people’s lives and can have powerful physical, social, and emotional effects on individuals, including those with all levels of hearing impairment.” So said music psychologist Dr Alinka Greasley.
A unique aspect of the human experience, each of us will enjoy and respond to music in different ways. However, for those with a hearing impairment, it isn’t quite so simple, even with the help of a hearing solution.
According to the Australian Network on Disability, one in six of us are estimated to have some form of hearing loss1. Fortunately, new research from the University of Leeds will hopefully pave the way towards enabling people with a hearing impairment to enjoy a full musical experience.