Evidence for Binaural Acoustics and ZENTone programs

Below we compiled a list of evidence for sound sequencing, binaural acoustics and/or sound therapy. We posted the links to the full articles when we could, but often times, only included the abstract to each article. One thing that seems important is that the sounds are presented in a specific sequence, something called in-phase stimulation. Also, if you would like the full article for any of the below, please email us.  Dr. Stair also did her own pilot study  ( a case study) on improved sleep quality and our “Fall Asleep” ZENTones. If you would like that booklet, email us, and we will be sure to get it to you.


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  1. Weber, A., et al. Effects of binaural music in combination with vibration in acupuncture points on the treatment of fibromyalgia, Journal of Alternative Complement. Med, 2015, 21(2), 77-82.

2. Reedik,S., Bolders,A., and Hommel, B. The impact of binaural beats on creativity. Front.Hu.Neurosci, 2013, 7, 786.


3.  McConnell, P., Auditory driving of the autonomic nervous system:Listening to theta-frequency binaural beats post-exercise increases parasympathetic activation and sympathetic withdrawal. Frontiers in Psychology, 2014, 5, 1248.


4.  Weiland, T., Jelinek,GA., Macarow,KE., Samartzis,P., Brown,DM., Grierson,EM., Winter,C. Original sound compositions reduce anxiety in emergency department patients: a randomized controlled trial, Med J. Aust., 2011, 195(11-12).


5.  Padmanabhan,R., Hildreth,A., Laws, D. A prospective, randomized, controlled study examining binaural beat audio and pre-operative anxiety in patients undergoing general anesthesia for daily case surgery, Anesthesia, 2005, 60(9).


6.  Pratt, H., Starr, A., Michalewski,H., Dimitrijevic,A., Bleich, N., and Mittelman,N. Cortical Evoked Potentials to an Auditory Illusion: Binaural Beats. Clin Neurophysiol., 2009, 120(8).


7.  Chaieb,L., Wilpert,E., Reber,T., and Fell,J. Auditory Beat Stimulation and its Effects on Cognition and Mood States. Front. Psychiatry, 2015, 6.


8.  Zampi,D., Efficacy of Theta Binaural Beats for the Treatment of Chronic Pain., Altern There. Health Med., 2016, Jan., 32-38.


9. Lane, J., Kashian,S., Owens, J., Marsh,G. Binaural Auditory Beats Affect Vigilance Performance and Mood. Physiology & Behavior, 1998, 63(2).


10. Abeln, V., Kleinert,J., Struder,H., Schneider,S. Brainwave entrainment for better sleep and post-sleep state of young elite soccer players, European Journal of Sports Science, 2013.

11. Beauchene, C., Abaid, N., Moran, R. et al. The Effect of Binaural Beats on Visuospatial Working Memory and Cortical Connectivity, PLOS One, 2016.

12. McConnell, P., et al. Listening to theta frequency binaural beats post-exercise increases parasympathetic activation and sympathetic withdrawal. Frontiers in Psychology, 2014.

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