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Problems with deafness

Discussion in 'Meditation Chatter Box' started by Leucippus, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Leucippus

    Leucippus Member

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    • Problems with deafness---advice needed. I've explored various techniques over a period of 40+ years, notably TM, Holosync, Buddhist Mindfulness & Metta Bhavana. 7 months ago, after a lapse of several years in my Buddhist practice, owing to practical lifestyle difficulties, I discovered Project Meditation and beginning with LifeFlow 10 was amazed by the immediate restoration of vitality & confidence at a time when I was being drained by by demands being made on me. Consequently I may have binged on LifeFlow and Bonus tracks. Then, after about a month, found that an inherited deafness that I have had most of my life had taken a startling turn for the worse. So I stopped meditating and consulted my GP and 2 ENT specialists who (although they admitted that they had no personal experience of the matter) persuaded me that brainwave entrainment could not impinge upon the auditory nerve. So I resumed LifeFlow where I had left off. However a few weeks ago I read that hearing aids should not be used to listen to binaural entrainment as they (understandedly) contaminate the frequencies. So I have jettisoned my aids and using excellent in-ear Apple ear-buds with my iPod, have gone back to LifeFlow 10 to recover lost ground. But I'm still cautious about damaging my compromised hearing, so am keeping the volume as low as possible---sometimes I can barely hear the beats below the nature sounds. How low can the auditory perception go before the benefit is lost?
     
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  2. pollyanna

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    Hi there and welcome to the community :)

    here's a link to advice given about deafness:-

    http://www.project-meditation.org/community/meditation-chatter-box/207-how-use-lifeflow.html#post777

    You will still benefit from the frequencies however low you turn the volume.

    Let us know how you progress and I wish you much peace and joy :) :) :)
     
  3. GilesC

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    Hi Leucippus,

    I agree with Polly, that typically you don't need to be able to 'hear' the beats for them to be effective, as the brain is able to pick up on frequencies and sounds that we aren't conscious of hearing.
    If you have a physical level of deafness, then it may be that you'll need the volumne higher than other people would have it, but you don't need to have it so high that the beats are clearly audible.

    Obviously you've spoken to your GP, and you'll have an idea that you won't want to put the volume at some level that would cause physical damage, but I doubt you're going to be playing Lifeflow at levels equivalent to listening to Motorhead at front-of-stage. ;)

    Hugs

    Giles
     

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