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Musicians 'find it easier to talk in noisy rooms'
Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois carried out tests to gauge how well people can distinguish particular sounds in noisy surroundings, New Scientist reports.
People who play an instrument were found to be much more likely to be able to pick out spoken words than those who are not musical.
Nina Krauss, the scientist behind the study, said this could be partly because they are far more well-practiced in this area.
"Musicians spend a lot of time extracting particular sounds from a soundscape," she commented.
Ms Krauss added that teaching children to play a musical instrument would enable them to "function better in our noisy auditory environment".
This comes after research by Aviva found that more than one in ten people who have recently retired are keen to learn a musical instrument.
Posted on 15 Nov 2009 10:00 to category : Music News
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