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According to Action on Hearing Loss, 11 million people in the UK (1 in 6) have some form of hearing loss, and it is estimated that this figure will rise to 15.6 million (1 in 5) by 2035.

Hearing loss (whether mild, moderate,...

How musically mindful are you? Anne-Marie Czajkowski (University of Leeds) used a brief demonstration to illustrate how mindfulness can be used to support musical performance. Sit up straight, close your eyes and focus on your breathing – specifically where you feel...

Sam Chaplin, famed director of The Choir With No Name, has a passion for using the power of music and song as pathways to recovery for people with a history of mental health issues. For the last three years, he has worked with...

Founded in 1977 by legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin and his friend, Ian Stoutzker CBE, UK charity Live Music Now joined forces here with the Royal Society of Medicine to consider core benefits for music interventions. The...

There have long been links between music and science, from studies of acoustics at the University of Cambridge in 1873 to keyboard-playing Professor Brian Cox, but London-based producer and University of London neuroscience PhD Floating Points is no D:Ream.
His debut LP...

In August last year at the BBC Proms, the Aurora Orchestra performed Mozart’s symphony no.40 in G minor entirely from memory. Free from music stands and with almost all standing, they played with enormous enthusiasm and energy....

At an award ceremony at this year’s Annual Conference in Liverpool, Professor Susan Hallam MBE was made an Honorary Life Member of the Society. The distinction was awarded for lifelong and outstanding contributions to the psychology of music and psychology in education...

An opera which started as a collaboration between composer and psychiatrist, and presents the electric tale of a madness shared by two, comes to the UK next month. Its creator, Emily Hall, has also drawn on the talents of Icelander ...