Music has great societal, cultural and social significance. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans have been using music as a way to connect. Unfortunately, if you are living with hearing loss, you are missing out on the numerous benefits music can have on your overall quality of life. Hearing aids can help.
Benefits of Music
Whether you are listening to an album online or standing in a crowd at Concord Pavilion rocking out to a live band, music has a way of impacting multiple areas of your life.
Music Can Improve Your Health
Working out and listening to music go together like rock stars and long hair, as listening to music during a workout can help you increase your performance and stamina. This is because your brain is able to focus its attention on the music, rather than the task at hand.
Give this a try next time you are out for a run or a walk around Concord Community Park and you may find that you can push yourself to go a little further than you could last time.
Music Can Improve Your Mood
Your brain releases a neuropeptide called oxytocin when listening to music. This hormone helps you build trust and bond with others. Your brain may also release dopamine, which is a hormone that can help you feel good and is associated with learning and memory.
Music Can Improve Social Bonds
Listening to or playing music in a group can help facilitate bonds, as you may feel more connected with the people around you.
In addition, music can affect the area of the brain that is responsible for empathy, cooperation and trust, thus helping you further connect with others.
Benefits of Hearing Aids
Not only do those living with untreated hearing loss have trouble following conversations and communicating with others, but they also have a significantly harder time listening to music. This is where hearing aids come into play.
Modern hearing aids are designed with music in mind. Many of the newer devices have special music settings that allow the user to hear the subtlety of different notes. Hearing aids also act as headphones, enabling the wearer to stream music directly from their computer or smartphone into their ears.
To learn more about the benefits of hearing aids or to schedule an appointment with a hearing expert, contact Valley Audiology today.