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Music as a medicine for sudden hearing loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a disease that suddenly affects hearing in one ear without any special trigger and is often accompanied by tinnitus (a ringing in the ear), ear fullness, vertigo, dizziness. The rate of

Music therapy eases depression, soothes agitation in nursing home residents with dementia

Did you know that around the world there are more than 35 million people living with dementia? People who are diagnosed with dementia, a progressively worsening disorder that affects memory, often experience a sad mood, agitation, and

Beethoven’s autopsy revisited: a pathologist sounds a final note

Ludwig van Beethoven had multiple medical problems besides deafness for most of his life, and his illnesses are believed to have profoundly influenced his music.   Beethoven himself also thought these physical ailments were responsible for his self-acknowledged