Bioacoustics literally means “life sounds”. It was created to study and research the vocal sounds produced by living organisms. Bioacoustics attempts to influence the body using low frequency, analog sound presentation to influence the physical and psychological state.
In BioAcoustics, the idea is that the body requires the presence of a full range of harmonious frequencies working co-operatively. Human bioacoustics can most aptly be described as a combination of biofeedback and music therapy but would not be considered to be musical by even the most lenient of critics!
In bioacoustics, the voice reveals the frequency equivalents of:
disease issues and susceptibilities
biochemical balance and tolerance
weak or strong muscles
the presence of invading pathogens
predisposed genetic tendencies
risk factors for immunizations
How It Works
Using a special microphone that is linked to a computer, a short (less than a minute) sample of the voice is captured. A computer program converts the recorded vocal sounds into data points with frequency (Hertz/cycles per second) and amplitude (decibel) information. This information is used to create a digital graph that represents the vocal frequencies and the corresponding data using a range of 0-1000 cycles per second.
The frequencies and patterns that are generated are evaluated in terms of vocal coherence, vocal architecture and numeric value. Dissonant values that are observed are entered into a database. This database identifies Frequency Equivalents, frequencies that represent biochemical substances, muscles, genes, toxins, pathological entities etc.
Sound presentation, BioAcoustically speaking, is the delivery of low frequency sequenced frequency sets, via headphones or a speaker, that are individually constructed for a client using information gleaned from a Vocal ProfileTM by a trained BioAcousticTM Research Associate. Dr. Gaul has been a BARA since 2006.
After a vocal sample is captured, several proprietary computer programs are used to determine the most appropriate frequencies that will be evaluated during tone trials. These frequencies are established using information supplied by the history and examination, reported issues from the client, data from vocal samples, comparisons against other client vocal prints who have similar issues and a client’s responses during sound presentation.
Once we have identified the frequencies to be tested, the next step is to determine the most suitable form of feedback that will assist in the determination of the appropriate tones to be used for long-term sound presentation. During tone trials objective, as well as subjective, feedback is used to refine the formula sets. Positive and negative emotional and physiological responses are used to assist in the determination of the specific frequencies, assembled in the appropriate combinations, for the proper amount of time. In our office we use Autonomic Response Testing to determine how you respond to different tone combinations, while you rest in a reclining chair. Unless otherwise indicated, no more than 10-12 tones are tested in any one session.
The goal of the tone trials is to determine the most appropriate combinations of tones that can be used for BioAcoustic sound presentation. The sounds that you respond to are played one at a time for about 2 minutes each. The tone is accompanied by a light that is in the appropriate color spectrum.
Typically Dr. Gaul will suggest supplementation based on the BioAcoustic results. Supplements used for this purpose will typically be single agents in low doses over a 2 month period of time. The list will be provided on your Treatment Plan.
Adapted from information provided by SoundHealth, Sharry Edwards.