Music therapy and sensory impairment

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In the UK there are 23,000 deafblind people. 8.9 million people have some form of hearing impairment, and between 1.5 million and 2 million are visually impaired.

Music involves sight, sound and touch. People with a sensory impairment often develop a greater responsiveness in the senses that remain intact and musical activity can facilitate this.

Music can help stimulate residual sensory ability, since few people are completely deaf or blind. Active musical participation helps people to greater independence and functioning, learning to respond to and control their environment.

If you’d like to speak to one of our therapists about music therapy and sensory impairment, get in touch or find out how to make a referral for you or on behalf of an organisation.