Does hearing loss affect how we enjoy music? If so, is it possible to regain our enjoyment of music even after hearing loss?
Many of us with hearing loss have stopped listening to music because it does not sound how we remember it. Nevertheless, more musicians, singers and music lovers with hearing loss are coping and finding their way back to music.
Recently I attended a seminar about the impact of hearing loss and hearing aids on music enjoyment that was hosted and led by Geoff Plant, a hearing rehabilitation specialist, musician and mentor of mine. The seminar explored the challenges of experiencing music after hearing loss, the claim that hearing aids do not always provide a quality musical experience, and strategies being used to more fully enjoy music.
Here’s what I learned… [Full article]