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The Sound of Silence: Headphone Yoga Experiences by Sound Off™.

Sound Off Yoga Miami“Float away from this unforgettable experience right into the evening and enjoy the lasting chill vibes all night long!” — Jennifer Pansa | Owner, Ansa Yoga, Miami

In today’s high bandwidth world people are inundated with background noise of all sorts.  Acoustic ecology, sometimes called ecoacoustics or soundscape studies, is a discipline studying the relationship, mediated through sound, between living beings and their environment.

Comprehensive studies in acoustic ecology like the World Soundscape Project based out of Simon Frasier University in British Columbia have extensively documented the effects of ‘positive noise’ (waterfalls, birds, etc.) in urban environments on its inhabitants. Other studies noted in wikipedia demonstrate the negative impacts which range from increased levels of anxiety and hypertension, to hearing impairment, irritability and sleep disturbance.

Given that noise pollution is a fact of modern life and is not getting enough mainstream media attention to change anytime soon, what options do we have for reducing the adverse impacts of low fidelity life in the city?

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