20. October 2009 · Comments Off on Musicians & Hearing · Categories: Hearing, Links

Check out this short but interesting article. It is about musicians, hearing, and just how spectacular we are.

Okay. Maybe not that last part. But it is about hearing and how musical training can be beneficial for hearing.

Even more important to yours truly, though, was reading the following:

A third study by scientists from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, found that musicians could detect harmonies that were slightly off-key even when they had lost most of their hearing. Factory workers with similar hearing loss could not.

When I suffered my hearing loss (left ear only), I was immediately concerned about intonation issues. I hooked up more frequently to my tuner just to verify that I was hearing things okay.

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