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Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

+44 1478 350008

Abstract

Improving Hearing Performance through Yoga

MK Taneja

Hearing is an essential sense of the individual, which is crucial for verbal communication and social living. With increasing noise pollution, mobile phones, ototoxic drugs, ototoxic chemicals the incidence of old age deafness is on increase. WHO estimates 360 million individuals in the world have disabling hearing loss, of which 91% adults. With the increasing life span we expect the prevalence of deafness as high as 48% above the age of 75 years. By neck muscles (cervical) exercises and deep breathing exercises Kumbhak we can increase the blood and oxygen supply to the inner ear. Hyper note (Ultrasound) sound can stimulate the inner ear. Yoga is a known modality in life style management and de-stressing along with restriction of mobile phone, modification of diet, eliminating Vit D deficiency, we can provide some improvement in sensorineural deafness if not at least we can improve the quality of life by yoga exercises.

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