April 16, 2015 – 11.55 am to 12.10 pm
Venue: Ryerson University
Address: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto
Fallah (Choir Director)
14 Choir Members
More info: There is something unique about the members of this choir: All of them are seniors living with hearing loss. One of the most challenging aspects of living with age-related hearing loss is losing the ability to follow conversation in a noisy environment (e.g., a cocktail party).
Several researchers have recently proposed that singing may be a good means of supporting changes in the brain that support this ability. Singing in a choir requires participants to precisely track and discriminate multiple sources of complex sounds, just as one must do in a noisy environment.
Our participation in World Voice Day (2015) will mark the first public performance of our choir.
Contact person: Frank Russo, firstname.lastname@example.org