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and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Baton Rouge LA

Music therapy for Alzheimer's helps patients in such ways as wandering reduction, sleep enhancement, mood improvement and more. See below for local businesses in Baton Rouge that give access to types of music for treating Alzheimer's, as well as advice and content on art therapy and pet therapy for Alzheimer's treatment.

St James Place
(225) 215-4500
333 Lee Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home Services, Alz/Dementia Support

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Wm Gladney
(225) 246-9240
8415 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Leroy Seaux
(225) 246-9240
8415 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Neurology, Alzheimer's Specialist

Pinnacle Home Health
(225) 248-8600
3049 S Sherwood Forest Blvd Ste 101
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Lida Mendoza
4615 Government St Bldg 2
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Synergy Behavioral Health
(225) 924-5655
422 Colonial Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Alzheimer's Research FoundationAlzheimer's Research Foundation

Healthy Care Home Health, Llc
(225) 344-6044
3875 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Jerry Sanders
4045 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Acadian Rehab And Nursing Ctr
(225) 387-5934
4005 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Sterling Place
(225) 344-3551
3888 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Hearing Loss Help » Sound Therapy: Is It For Real?

 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A man wrote:

I was browsing on a website and want to know whether what it said about sound therapy is true. The website said that:

‘The Sound Therapy Program is a rehabilitation of the inner ear muscles, thanks to high frequencies.

It can help in all ear disorders as:
· Hearing loss
· Tinnitus
· Meniere’s disease, vertigo and dizziness
· Cocktail party syndrome (difficulty hearing in noisy places)
· Noise sensibility (hyperacusis)
· Short term memory loss
· Language disorders (dyslexia, stuttering)
· Learning (ADD, ADHD, autism, Down’s syndrome)
· Sleep disorders
· Brain damage (accident, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)’

The above “blurb” came from near the bottom of this web page . It’s quite an impressive list of conditions that sound therapy is supposed to cure, isn’t it?

You are right to be cautious, and want to know whether it is real, or just a bunch of hype.

I’m not an expert in sound therapy, but I have investigated and written about it in the past, and even have the sound therapy tapes myself so I know a bit about it.

First, let me say that the above blurb is somewhat misleading (just like much of the advertising today is). Yes, sound therapy does work for all those conditions to some degree or other for some people, but no, is is not the cure for all those conditions for everyone.

If sound therapy did indeed work for everyone and cure hearing loss or tinnitus, then everyone would be using it, As a result, no one would need hearing aids or have tinnitus anymore and we know that is not true. Thus, you have to
understand what sound therapy realistically can and cannot do for you.

Sound therapy is indeed a valid treatment for certain conditions, especially for children with learning disabilities, ADD, autism and related conditions. In fact, this is where sound therapy excels.

One lady just wrote me and stated, “I have seen incredible results in all 3 of my children with special needs from listening [to sound therapy music using an] 80 GB iPod with bone conduction headphones.”

This lady is now herself a sound therapy practitioner. When I asked her how it had helped her tinnitus, she told me that although she had been using sound therapy on herself for the past 9 months, she hadn’t seen any difference in her tinnitus. This reinforces my point that sound therapy does not work for everyone, not even for some firm believers in the program. On the other hand, it does work miracles for some people. Thus, you really can’t know if it will work for you unless you try it.

I found, that with my particular reverse slope hearing loss, listening to the tapes grated on my nerves, so this therapy is...

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