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Saturday, November 14, 2009


John Hayes

"In related research with significant implications, recent studies from the Kraus lab show that the process of hearing speech in noise is enhanced in musicians."

As someone who always seems to draw different conclusions from dyslexia studies, I suggest that it's difficult to distinguish between cause and effect in how well musicians process noise.

On the other hand using that same idea in a different way, it may be
possible to develop a series of songs where it is increasingly difficult to separate out the voice from the background noise as an indication of a child's difficulty with background noise. Using short musical phrases the test would consist of a sort of children's karaoke with their results indicating how well they process background noise.

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