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For us, music is a complement to our workplace, just as it might be if you work on a painting crew and you’re listening to music all throughout the day while you’re doing a job,” he says. “For those of us who live and work in the operating room on a daily basis, that is our home away from home.
As musicians, a lot of focus and practice goes into our musical aptitude. But what about our health — both mental and physical?
If you’re entering retirement or are looking for a new hobby, here are a few ways to use music therapy for seniors.
Sounds of Superior Productivity — In our fast-paced society, everyone wishes for the same thing: productivity. We want to see ourselves accomplish more tasks in less time at a higher quality. While we have access to many tools that promote productivity, such as smartphones and productivity apps, there’s one long-time productivity tool we’re failing to use.
Today’s Sociology Defined by Music Tastes —According to a study published in the journal Poetics, Americans tastes in music define how we see ourselves
Musicians Dystonia —Focal dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting 1% to 2% of musicians, where involuntary muscle movements occur.
Therapy Alleviates Tinnitus —Tinnitus is commonly known as ringing in the ears; its sounds originate in the head. It may be perceived as ringing, crickets, roaring, hissing, bells, whistles, or a pulse, or as any combination of sounds. The sounds may be heard in one ear or both and can be constant or intermittent. Many musicians suffer from tinnitus and its affects can be debilitating.