Selecting a Musical Instrument for a Child With Hearing Loss

In an earlier post I wrote about the value of having a child with hearing loss learn a musical instrument. Lots of research has demonstrated that music helps develop the auditory brain. But, is every musical instrument appropriate for every child? A Parent’s Question A few days ago when I was doing a school visit…

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Music Training and Hearing

The world is a very noisy place and much of what children learn, they have to learn listening in noise. Hearing in noise requires the ability to hear with both ears. Binaural hearing enables us to focus on the speech signal and ignore the noise. Language is a left-brain activity and the majority of the…

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