There are around 50-million people around the world currently living with epilepsy and for 30% of them medication doesn't help control their seizures. But now researchers at the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital in Canada say they have found a way to help those 15 million people.
Starting in 2016 they did a study where the people listened to classical music - particularly Mozart - could reduce the number of seizures someone with epilepsy has. The research played two different audio clips for patients over a six-month period. And the group which heard Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major had fewer seizures.
The researchers say “Our results showed daily listening to the first movement of Mozart K.448 was associated with reducing seizure frequency in adult individuals with epilepsy. This suggests that daily Mozart listening may be considered as a supplemental therapeutic option to reduce seizures in individuals with epilepsy.”