Music and Audio Books Help Kids Move Past Pain
Pain scores were monitored before and after treatments. Fifty-six children, ages 9 to 14, were divided into three groups—one heard 30 minutes of songs chosen by the children from a list of popular music, another listened to audio books and the third (control) wore noise-canceling headphones. Pain scores were monitored before and after treatments.
Those that listened to the music or audio books experienced significant reductions in pain compared to the control group.