Are there ways we can upgrade our hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, each of which tends to weaken as we age? Sheri Rose, CEO and executive director at The Thrive Center, tells us about some helpful apps and devices designed for improving your hearing.
- Audio cardio: Individuals put on a headset and listen to their favorite music played through the Audio Cardio app. As they listen, a vibration is used to exercise the muscles of the ears and improve hearing.
- Eversound: These high-definition, amplifying headphones increase clarity of sound and help hearing-impaired individuals to focus on and understand what they are hearing.
- SingFit: Hearing is key to the success of the SingFit program. By linking music and memory through listening to a customized music list, individuals have seen a 42 percent average mood elevation and reduction in anxiety. “This technology is particularly helpful to those experiencing dementia,” Sheri says.
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BY MEGAN WILLMAN