It’s Music to My Ears

Dec 21, 2023

Now more than ever, it’s important to focus on maintaining good health. Adding music to your  life is one way to lessen everyday worries. Did you know that playing an instrument, listening to  music, and singing can have positive health benefits? Listening to music can help reduce anxiety  and has shown to lower blood pressure. Music can also improve sleep, reduce pain, and improve  memory. Studies have shown that music can strengthen different portions of the brain. 

Research tells us that listening to music is great therapy as our brains age. It is always good to  enjoy familiar pieces of music but listening to something new has the added benefit of taxing and  challenging the brain’s ability to interpret. Learning new music can be helpful in improving  one’s ability to understand conversation in a noisy environment. 

Problems understanding speech in noise is one of the most common reasons to schedule a  baseline hearing test. Music is one way to improve and change the brain’s ability to sharpen  listening skills. Listening to music gives your brain a chance to work in a different way. 

Studies have shown that training with music can improve one’s ability to understand speech in  noise. It’s great to know that listening to music, playing an instrument, or singing can reap  positive benefits. If you have musical abilities, use them. Listen to music, play music, and sing out loud because  there are health related benefits. If music doesn’t come naturally, you can always belt out a song in the shower or on your drive home from work. It’s never too late to start and you will give  your brain a great work out.