With the growing need for more time – may be to read books that are not in the syllabus, to go out a little bit because home feels like a prison, and perhaps to take a rest, reading a long paperback sounds exhausting. If you are one of those readers who are afraid of starting long books then read to know how audiobooks can help you. Here is a list of a few mental, physical, and literary advantages of audiobooks.

The first language skill that we acquire as humans is the skill of listening, 85% of the knowledge we gain, we learn from listening. Young learners and even today’s teenagers, and students who would love to read books daily or have trouble in starting the old habit of reading 50 pages every day can try audiobooks. It can make the process of reading, easier, inclusive, and fun.

Afraid of Starting Long Books? Audiobooks can Help You
Afraid of Starting Long Books? Audiobooks can Help You

Audiobooks are capable of increasing the reading accuracy by 52% as you are listening to them. This is why it is suggested to speak out loud and properly when you are reading a book so that you can hear it properly and that way your pronunciation skills and the ability to remember increase. Audiobooks can help the listeners with their reading speed. Paperback takes a lot of time to complete and audiobooks make the reading complete quicker. It can also help in improving fluency. It also helps in improving the comprehension aspect of reading by 76%. Audiobooks can help in increasing test grades when involved in multi-modal learning by 21%. Audiobooks help you increase your attention span and focus although it is very important to pay attention to the narration.

These sentences are justified by the fact that about 27% of the kids studying in kindergarten to the age of 12 are all auditory listeners and the reason why they are more capable of learning things faster. It creates crucial listening skills for children. Even students who are listening to audiobooks every day are capable of comprehending the topic two-grade levels above their actual grade. If you want to increase your power to recall, combine print and audio, it helps better than print alone.

Afraid of Starting Long Books? Audiobooks can Help You
Afraid of Starting Long Books? Audiobooks can Help You

Other than the literary help, audiobooks provide several other benefits as well, such as Audiobooks reducing negative thinking – Psychology Today notes that if people suffering from depression and anxiety listen to someone else read out loud to them, it can aid the listener by replacing the pessimistic thoughts with other things. Audiobooks have similar benefits as reading – After looking at the brain scan and data analysis scientists saw that tales influence the same emotional and cognitive areas, irrespective of the medium. Audiobooks can help with reducing our daily screen time. As it reduces our screen time with the blue screen which affects our sleep, audiobooks can help you with your sleep cycle.

Audiobooks support our time management because we can listen to them while driving, cleaning, doing yoga, or doing something else. People who are visually impaired can utilize audiobooks to read books and learn more and faster. Believe it or not, audiobooks help the listeners to build empathy. Empathy means to comprehend and share the feelings of others – the way the narrator will narrate the story and since you are listening to it directly from a person, you will become a part of the book and thus, more empathetic.

So these are some of the key advantages of audiobooks that help us in literary, mental and physical aspects. These are exactly the thing that you as a reader will experience as soon as you start audiobooks and become a listener. If you are willing to complete reading books faster, or you are scared to start a new book because it will take a lot of time, try audiobooks.

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