Worried about your hearing loss worsening? Not sure if you’re experiencing hearing loss? Here are five types of exercises you can do to help boost your hearing abilities!

Solve puzzles to combat your hearing loss

The brain plays such a major role in processing the sound information our ear receives that we can’t ignore it. Research has shown that there are links between hearing loss and mental conditions such as anxiety and depression.

This could be a result of brain atrophy, which is when brain cells and connections shrink or are damaged. Like muscles, your brain needs a good workout to stay strong and continue pumping.

Solving a variety of puzzles like crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku throughout the day or the week are fun exercises to get your brain juices flowing and prevent brain atrophy. Playing bingo and card games, such as hearts and poker, are also great ways to work your brain with your friends in a social setting.

Do yoga to improve your hearing

Yoga is known and widely practiced for its wide variety of health benefits. Thankfully, there are yoga exercises that help with your hearing too! The main goal of these exercises is to increase circulation in your ear and your brain, since increased circulation helps improve nerve functions and removes waste and toxins.

Yoga poses that help with circulation include the tree, lotus, cobra, and triangle pose. Yoga can also help with tinnitus, and there are many free videos on sites like YouTube.

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Exercise daily to help your hearing

Keeping your body in tiptop shape is important for keeping your ears and brain healthy. Exercising every day by going out for a walk or job, doing yoga, or even just gardening or doing housework is great for getting your blood pumping and circulation going strong.

We recommend not exercising with headphones, earphones, or any source of loud music since repeated exposure to loud noises can damage ear hairs, which are irreplaceable. If you decide to exercise with music, keep the volume relatively quiet and comfortable.

As a rule of thumb, if people around you can ear the music playing in your headphones or earphones, your music may be too loud.


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Meditate to improve your hearing

Meditate in a park or other public area where you will be surrounded by various sounds. As you meditate, take deep breaths to help blood circulation and increase oxygen in your body. Focus in and out on each sound around you and try to locate where each sound is coming from.

This exercise will help you concentrate on deciphering sounds in noisy environments and determining the location of each sound.

Practice focusing on and locating sounds to sharpen your hearing

Hearing exercises can help you hone in on where sounds are coming from and who or what is making the sounds. Place a radio or speaker in one area of the room, and play music or a sound at a comfortable volume. Place another sound source in a different area of the room, and turn up the volume until the combination of the two sounds creates a noisy environment.

Have someone move around the room while reading sentences from a book or newspaper. Close your eyes, repeat the sentence back to them, and try to locate from where he or she is reading the sentence.

While these activities promote hearing health, those with hearing loss should get a hearing test. Untreated hearing loss has been shown to impact cognition, health, and mental wellness.

Written and updated in 2020 by: Diana Ruan

69 responses to “5 activities to improve your hearing

  1. I can here Perfect on the phone but not well in public I find it very odd

  2. I was using Bluetooth and I feltike i was getting an earache and it feels like the outside of my ear opening gets swollen from time to time, I stopped using the blue tooth but at times my right ear will hurt, should I consult an ENT?

  3. I have little hearing loss I can hear sounds but can’t make out words. Is there any possibility I can restore my hearing loss naturally.

  4. i am suffring from tinnitus from last two year. please suggest me some tips to cure tinnitus problem.

  5. Hi, yesterday I accidentally put earbuds deeper inside my ear and I feel like I can’t listen properly from my left ear suggests me some remedy to get it back normal.

  6. sir, my daughter undergone surgery nurofiberma type 2 .. She lost the left hearing and she have a problem in the right ear. We don’t want to go for surgery. Can you advice me how to improve the sound in the right and how to get back the sound in the left side..

    I am gone through your AUDICUS . Through yoga or some other sources can help my daughter to come out from the issues. She is 18yrs old. Help me.. Thanks,

  7. Sir,
    I got my audiometry test done yesterday. The
    Left ear shows PTA-1 = 50 dBHL & PTA-2 = 58.33 dBHL
    Right esr shows PTA-1 = 61.66 dBHL & PTA-2 = 70 dBHL
    Please suggest me did I have to wear hearing aid?
    Any other yoga or exercise can improve my hearing loss?Please suggest

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  9. Hi everyone I have vitamin d deficiency with hearing loss and other symptoms as well that go with that too and I’m 15 years old hopefully this works for me and I reach my normal levels so I can improve me hearing fast sooner as possible than later. Does anybody else have this vitamin d deficiency problems like me and also with breathing problems but not that much.😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔

  10. Hi, I have hearing loss in right ear up-to 90% and in left ear up-to 50%,I m working in IT company and I face lot of problems in day to day life. Especially I can’t recognize voice from right ear as there is some cochlear damage. What to do? Is there any hope to regain hearing properly? I don’t want to use hearing aid at all. please help me somehow. please I m just 33 now. I have lot more to explore.

  11. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly
    useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  12. Hi, I feel like my right ear is little blocked. I was using a earphone that has low volume on the left side and high on right. I was using it when I Travel almost a week. So is that the reason for this problem and how can i recover from this blockness?

  13. Sometimes my ears get blocked. sometimes very hifg sounds. sometimes ears very clear. if exposed to sunlight for some time ears get worse and severe block. No clarity of sounds. Hear but not clear.

  14. I have tinnitus problem when doctor operated my left ear 6 year ago and this problem is continue from that time. Many doctors are failed . doctors say to me to wear hearing aids but i dont want to wear this because many people were going to deaf as they wear the hearing aids. If someone can my help how to improve my hearing loss and how to get off from tinnitus please suggest me

    1. Hi Virendra,

      Hearing aids with tinnitus masking can help with tinnitus symptoms, however, we’d need to know more about your circumstances. Feel free to call our team of hearing experts at (855) 971-0451. They have worked with many people who have tinnitus and will be able to guide you towards a solution.


      The Audicus Team

  15. Hi sir,I’m Lavanya 29y I have struggled nf2 problem.this problem can make hearing loss.how to recovery my hearing.i can’t imagine deaf , sir any solutions are their.pls Tel me sir

  16. May daily exercise improves hearing like jogging.

  17. For Everyone here. Pray and have faith that everything will improve if not ask God for strength to deal with it all. Go and look for a really expert ENT DR. that can help you and if the Dr. IS not helpful keep searching for some other Dr. that helps you. God Bless .

  18. I had vertigo a few months ago. I researched articles on the internet for vertigo
    exercises and treatments. Nothing seemed to work. Then it came to me that
    since vertigo is an imbalance of the ears, i started chewing bubble gum once a day.
    I then got an ear infection. I went to the doctor. He flushed out my ears and large
    chunks of wax came out. He gave me an antibiotic liquid for my ears. The vertigo is
    gone and I can hear much better also. Everything is O. K. now.

  19. Now I started to download Crossword and Word Puzzle in app store 👍🏻 Thx for this

  20. Hi to everyone
    I am savoring hearing problem although My ears are clean and clear and I do not suffer any pain but every day when I get up until I sleep abuzz sound in my left Ear…….like uuuuuuuuuuuu…and right ear sound is zummmm which makes my hearing vary low I visited more than 10 ENT doctors in different countries But without a result I could not find them a cure which made me regain my full hearing they all said they did not know what caused, some of them advised me to wear hearing Aids but when I weared it I became like deaf so I briefed to not wear it, my biggest problem when I am using telephone or when i am in work place or public place I cant able hear or understand what people are talking to me, please Anybody who sees my comment and suffers like my problem and found treatment or medicine which makes him recovered from it please and please Leave me a reply,

  21. Psychologicaly say
    I can hear all trouble sounds but can’t understand it.
    In a room i call when someone says something.but can’t understand it.
    And also sounds like horn I can hear but can’t understand when talking some.
    Please help me

  22. i cant hear on my left ear but i can hear my right ear what do i do

    1. go to doctor

  23. i can hear my on my right ear but not on my left ear what do i do

  24. I am going on 73:and can hear reasonably well .Some 20 days ago,I was trying out a pve made gun and inadvertently ,it got fired with a loud sound,deafening sound .Since then there is slight impairment ,I feel .No problem to hear other.but wheen I talk ,I feel some cloud hampering my own sound .as if I am speaking through nostrils .i want to try the breathing method and do not want to use hearing aids.

  25. Can I use headset

  26. Few months ago i was suffering from hearing. ENT doctor told me that only right ear is creating a problem. He did an operation to remove all the wax from the right ear as ear drop was not able to cleanup all the wax. But i still feel i am not able to hear properly.

  27. I also have the same issue! I even feel deaf sometimes.

  28. I hear less in right side with ear phones but loud in left side.i fear that do I have hearing loss?

    1. Hi Ben, that is concerning, have you had this issue with other headphones as well? If you are concerned I’d highly recommend getting tested somewhere or taking our online hearing test here: https://www.audicus.com/online-hearing-test/. I’d recommend using a different pair of headphones! You can get in touch with us at 855-971-0451 or at contact@audicus.com once you get tested or take our test!

  29. I donot hear a clear sound

  30. Friends many of you suffering various ear diseases, I too, was suffering from hearing loss in both the ear , a hole in eardrum of left ear and tinnitus in left ear. I was worried, then a friend of mine advised to do alternate nostril breathing. And results very surprising, it cured all the problems without any medicine, but it took almost 6 months of half an hour daily practice. I hope it will help you also.

    1. Hey Raghav how long did it take to improve your hearing problems by Yoga??

  31. Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog!
    Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
    You have done a wonderful job!

  32. Sir I can’t hear by right.it is profound loss.what I can do

    1. Hello Ajay. It sounds like you have hearing loss. You should first visit your ENT doctor or audiologist and get your hearing checked. Be sure to ask for a copy of your audiogram when you are finished.

  33. my brother ears get damaged due to flow of fluid with blood . He takes some medicine but not improve at all.please suggest me if you have any idea about it .

    1. Hello. This would be a question for your ENT doctor. Hearing aids will not help with this problem. Hope this helps!

  34. Sir every time abuzz sound in my left Ear…….like teeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…and right ear sound is zummmm zummmmm.so please help my this sound is last 6 month and Dr say operation

    1. Hello Sanjay. Have you consulted your ENT doctor or Audiologist to see if you have tinnitus?

  35. every time a buzz sound in my left Ear…..like beeeeeeeeeeeeeee..what is this and is the solution of this buzz sound. Iam so confused.

    1. Hello Vinod. Have you consulted your ENT doctor or Audiologist to see if you have tinnitus?

  36. I ve been in depression & anxiety attacks about 2 yrs & getting out of it by myself somehow thank god. I ve been listening music with earphone/headphone A LOT while depression which comforted me well. Today I hear not good enough. Many time I ask person to repeat so I can hear clearly. I certainly have feeling I dont hear clear enough. I hear almost similar to it but still not clear enough & especially when there are noises around it disturb me to hear & It let me out of my listening concentration attemption. Is it connected to some kind of brain damage by depression or simply by listening music with earphone too much?

    1. I also have the same issue! Is there a way to fix it?

    2. I might be due to conductive hearing loss. Due to extreme anxiety your bones may be damaged. Osteoporosis or something. If this is the case immediately check your hearing and Vitamin D might help you. But take it as per advice of your doctor. Also do test for your Vitamin D. Also if you have stretch in your body your bones might get weak.

    3. Exactly! I have the same issue!

    4. Hi i have the same issue

  37. really i like this tips to improve my ear hiring .

  38. i have hearing of 25db in left ear and 38 in right ear . right ear has hole and the doctor advised to took surgery .is there any solution to improve my hearing. thanking you

    1. Hii It is good to go for operation for eardrum (ear hol) rather than more worse coz my brother had same problem but once he done operation then much improved hearing 55 to 20 . So you should go for operation and close ear drum first. Good luck

  39. I have hearing loss 35% in left ear,mild to moderate sensor inequality hearing loss, doctor said to use machine,but I don’t want to use machine, is there any yoga to cure increase in hearing. Please suggest me.

    1. I have mild hearing loss in both right and left ear. Due to which I have Vertigo problem . How I can get improve from vertigo problem and how earing loss will improve.

      1. I too was looking for home remedies for hearing improvements. As for vertigo–Ginger is extremely helpful.. Look up the People’s pharmacy.

  40. I have a hearing loss 35% loss mild stage doctor said to use machine to reduce but i hate to use machine instead of machines any best ways to make my hearing improve…

  41. i have small holes in my ear doctor do operation in my ear but it doesnt become succesful doctor ask for reoperation

  42. Thanks.This helped me and my family very much..

  43. Doctors say that my hearing loss reached up to A-level,is there any hope?tell me please right now I a using hearing aid which is very inconvenient to me

  44. I needed to use this for school. Is there anyway that instead of hearing inpared is there one for covering your ears

  45. HELP ME

  46. I used to hear properly. But since two days, my left ear is working properly. My right ear working less as compared to left ear. Is there any solutions ?

    1. Read my comment from above

  47. Is there any ebooks available for improving hearing, pl. ?

    1. Audio books.

    2. This is natural do to your left ear is more collective on sounds while the right with voices.

  48. These Activities Sounds Intresting, And I Am Going Give Some Of This A Try. But I Have A Question Does Eating Healthy Foods Foods Or Reading Books At All ?

    1. No thats just not logical

    2. Bro can use headset for hearing music

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