Songs for the Deaf. No, Really. These Actually ARE Songs for the Deaf.

Thousands of people born deaf are now able to hear because of cochlear implants.  They’re good, but they’re not perfect.  Recipients of these implants are still unable to hear beyond a certain range of frequencies, which impairs their ability to enjoy music. Melody, for instance, can be lost on them.

There are two options: (1) continue to work on implant technology; and (2) compose music using notes that implant patients CAN hear.  The Daily Mail has the story of Kyteman, a Dutch composer who figured out a way to write a song that Vera van Dijk can hear. Check out the video.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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