What Are Binaural Beats?
If you play two different tones into each side of a pair of headphones, the brain will attempt to find a balance between them. For example, if the sound frequency in your left ear is 250 Hz, and the sound frequency in your right ear is 240 Hz, your brain will create a binaural beat of 10 Hz. It’s been discovered these binaural beats can elicit responses in the brain; the brain becomes “entrained”, meaning it will begin to resonate at the same frequency as the binaural beat.
ADHD is a “slow wave” disorder, meaning that there’s a dominance of the slower brainwaves, such as Alpha and Theta. Normally have a mixture of different brainwave patterns all at once, but too much slow wave activity can cause a person to lose concentration and get distracted.
Using special software, we mix sound frequencies that will “entrain” the brain waves to the higher frequencies of Beta and Gamma, which the best range for concentration and learning. And even though it may seem illogical, speeding up the brain is known to reduce hyperactivity.
Our binaural beat ADHD music therapy uses headphones to provide additional stimulation to the left side of the brain, which is the side that is dominant in language, math and logic. We also stimulate the right brain with “SMR” (sensory motor response), to reduce emotional reactions. Using these methods, dramatic improvements in attention and concentration can easily be achieved, improving your grades, work performance and quality of life!
Isochronic tones are regular beats of a single sound, which work by work by emitting sound at regular intervals. This excites the thalamus, causing the brain to entrain to the frequency of the isochronic tones, changing the brainwave patterns. Since the sound pattern that produces the beat is outside the brain, no headphones are required, unlike the binaural beats.
Which Are right For You?
If you work or study in public situations, like a library, then binaural beats may be just the thing, since you must wear headphones. Binaural beat are also often best if you have a very high level of distractability; wearing headphones also helps to reduce outside distractions.