Department of Audiology Faculty Articles

Title

Pathways: The Dangers of eDosing with Binaural Beats

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-6770-4377

ISBN or ISSN

2333-6218

Volume

65

Issue

10

Publication Date / Copyright Date

10-2012

First Page

9

Last Page

10

Publisher

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Ltd.

DOI Number

10.1097/01.HJ.0000421132.06215.20

Abstract

Sound therapy is hardly new, but binaural beats are being touted as ways to induce well-being and relaxation, enhance mood or cognition, and treat neurophysiologic abnormalities. The benefit of binaural beat technology is largely unsubstantiated, however, and the technology touted for its health benefits is unregulated. One thing is for certain, using binaural beats with personal listening devices can put listeners at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. As an auditory phenomenon, it hits close to home for hearing professionals.

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

audiology, binaural beats, hearing loss, neurophysiologic abnormalities, personal listening devices, sound therapy

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