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Old 03-18-2011, 11:06 AM
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Default Sound therapy: Can listening exersises improve your hearing?

Hello, I'm just curious on this subject. A lot has been said about how exposure to high volumes during repeated, long periods may damage your ears but, what about the other way around?

Is there any of you who believes that listening to rich music in moderate volumes on a continuous basis can actually develop and improve your hearing abilities?

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:38 PM
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I really doubt it. However, playing music can do that.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:34 AM
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@zefhar: Hmmm, while that would be nice, I kinda doubt that as well.

My own grade school understanding of how hearing works is that it is completely a physical phenomenon and that inevitably, in all humans, hearing deteriorates with every day that passes.

Pretty much nothing can be done about this AFAIK.

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You may not be able to change the actual 'hearing' of it. But in my opinion sound is a very, very 'mind controlled' thing. From flac to mp3, your wife when you first meet her, as to 40 years later when you block her out.

I say that adjusting your habits and perspectives on it may very well give the illusion of hearing better, even if its just your mind paying closer attention to sounds.
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You may not be able to change the actual 'hearing' of it. But in my opinion sound is a very, very 'mind controlled' thing. From flac to mp3, your wife when you first meet her, as to 40 years later when you block her out. ...SNIPPED...
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It won't improve your body's physical hearing ability....but you may think you hear better because you'll be concentrating more on what you are hearing.
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It won't improve your body's physical hearing ability....but you may think you hear better because you'll be concentrating more on what you are hearing.
That's exactly what I meant when wrote about playing music.
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interesting points of view.

So basically one would not achieve physical improvements, but would learn to hear better?
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Is there any of you who believes that listening to rich music in moderate volumes on a continuous basis can actually develop and improve your hearing abilities?
Practicing listening to things like distortion or compression artifacts makes it much easier to spot poor quality audio. It doesn't help you with things like reduced frequency range due to hearing loss though. Since you're constantly listening to things anyway, I'm not sure listening to music really helps. Sound is sound, its not like your ear knows what music is, thats your brain.
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interesting points of view.

So basically one would not achieve physical improvements, but would learn to hear better?
Pretty much, yes IMO.

Have you ever heard of those folks who work, say in the perfume business?

Many of those people are purported to possess "golden noses". They can identify individual smells and ingredients used in perfumes and such. They make a ton of money.

Do they possess noses that are objectively, genetically superior to those of normal human beings? Like golden-eared people, perhaps a small fraction actually do.

However, I think it more the case that these folks have simply trained themselves to recognize scents and smells a bit better than the rest of us mortals.

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Your question was forwarded to me by a friend because I use what are termed 'sound-based therapies' to do what you are asking if it is possible to do. By following a developmental flow chart that addresses hearing sensitivity, sound processing skills, auditory processing skills, and the frequencies we produce with our voice, the type of sound-based therapy used will incorporate various types of sound, sound patterns, and frequency patterns to support change for that person. The music and/or tones/beats vary with pitch, intensity and duration to make the change. Each person's individual energy patterns are aligned within a newly identified subtle energy system in the body called the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection. There is also a way to help you eventually learn how to self tone the sound your body needs to help you balance your energy. These are things that will be introduced over the next year. So while loud sound can create damage to the ear, my approach supports a way for each person to maximize what you are able to process. Let me know if you would like more information.
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If the music and/or tones/beats vary with pitch, intensity and duration, there is no way this approach can possibly fail.
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@Dorinne hey, this sounds very interesting. Do you have a website or something?
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