The Effects Of Music On Deaf People

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INTRODUCTION : Ever wonder if deaf people can listen to music and enjoy it as much as hearing people do? Well the outcome is certainly surprising, as deaf people cannot listen but perceive music in much more deeper and meaningful ways because they can feel the core vibrations, hence allowing them to feel the rhythm of music and enjoy it just like hearing people do. "The perception of the musical vibrations by the Deaf is likely every bit as real as the equivalent sounds, since they are ultimately processed in the same part of the brain” (WebMD). In today’s world, majority of people are creatures of sound, and most of them are always accompanied by their best friend; their music player, which has taken the shape of many different devices such as iPods, phones, mp3 players, laptops and many others, they would rarely be unaccompanied by their headphones, having constant access to the Radio or a personal music library. Walking down the street, you come across many people who practically walk into telephone booths, electric polls and sign boards as they are too busy paying attention to the noises and sounds emanating from their headphones, making them visually oblivious to the world around them. This essay will focus on how the deaf perceive music and how the music industry has progressed in serving the deaf so that they can also enjoy and experience music the same way as hearing people do. It has therefore been spectacularly enlightening to discover that people could learn more
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