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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 Washington DC

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 Washington 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.

Sunrise at Thomas Circle
(202) 628-3844
1330 Massachusetts Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home Services, Alz/Dementia Support

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Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
(301) 656-1900
5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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John Syphax
(202) 289-4653
907 M St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Susan Blumenthal
200 Independence Ave Sw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Shelley Stanton
(202) 393-2458
320 1st St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Grand Oaks
(202) 349-3400
5901 Macarthur Blvd Nw
Washington, DC
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, In-home Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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HeartFields at Bowie
(301) 805-8422
7600 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie, MD
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Alz/Dementia Support

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Kelley Phillips
928 5th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Richard Suchinsky
(202) 273-5781
810 Vermont Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Jb Johnson Nursing Center
(202) 535-1100
901 First Street Nw
Washington, DC
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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