Your ability to hear is vital for your overall health. Hearing is connected to your head, your heart and your lifestyle. Things that are healthy for your body, are good for your hearing health.
Studies on Meditation and Hearing
A study has suggested that meditation is not simply healthy for your body, but it can help improve your hearing.
Humans respond to stress through fight or flight. In the past, this response kept our species alive. It naturally built-up chemicals in the body to provide more speed and strength. Modern stress is usually caused by your job, taking care of your family and other non-life-threatening concerns. As a result, we are susceptible to long term stress and these chemicals for a lengthier amount of time. Continuous exposure to fight or flight chemicals causes inflammation and weakens different parts of your body. This stress can affect the fragile sections in the ears.
If adrenaline overproduces, blood circulation to the inner ear can slow down or completely stop. Meditation can not only decrease the stress response, and the deteriorating effects, but it can also improve your ability to hear.
Several studies have concluded that meditation increases the amount of gray matter in the brain, that is in charge of holding attention. Those who do not meditate did not show an increase in the amount of gray matter in the brain. An increase in these areas implies that a person would excel at paying attention if they meditate. Meditation also enhances a person’s capacity to identify sounds at various auditory thresholds, which strengthens how the brain deciphers and collects auditory information.
It has also been found that meditation increases blood flow to the ears. Blood flow is crucial for healthy hearing. If you want to improve your overall mind, body and hearing, try meditation. There are plenty of meditation podcasts, gentle music that you can listen to while meditating, or you can be still in total silence.
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