What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

When we talk about hearing issues, most of us tend to think of hearing impairment, hearing loss, or deafness. Even as a sound engineer, when I think about the perception of sound (psychoacoustics) I don’t think about what could go wrong in that process. How the Brain Struggles with ASD … Read more

The Mozart Effect – Debunked

The concept of the “Mozart Effect” was presented in a book in 1999 but the basis was a research paper written in 1993 (by Frances Rauscher, Gordon Shaw, and Catherine Ky). The original study found an increase in college students’ math scores (specific to spatial reasoning) after listening to Mozart. … Read more

Do belly headphones work?

Belly headphones are a popular registry item (“headphones” designed for mom’s belly so baby can listen to music). Before you go buying buds for your bump, consider this: No research shows that playing music to a baby in the womb makes them smarter No research shows newborns can recognize music their … Read more