Music training for improving hearing and cognition in later life

As the brain ages both hearing and cognition decline. However, musicianship has been linked to improvements in auditory perception and performance on cognitive abilities such as auditory working memory. This study investigated whether short-term music training could be used as an auditory-cognitive enhancement strategy in late life. A novel, multimodal music training program involving a graphical interface and structured rhythm exercises was developed as part of the study.


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