When people hear the word ‘sound’, they assume that the ear is using the sense of hearing. However, the brain is actually our sound conductor and works diligently to ensure that body’s response to sound is in balance, has the best rhythm, maintains the proper duration of sound, supports the best inflection, and keeps the entire body in tune. The brain understands the cellular rhythmical patterns and knows when those patterns, or our body’s sound song patterns are in harmony with the body’s everyday functioning. The brain and body work together to harmonize or balance how the body responds to what is taking place inside of it as well as to what is happening outside or around it. The way we respond to sound works in a cycle of balancing the frequencies.
The brain turns the cellular frequency or vibrational codes that it processes into meaningful functional responses. The input from the senses, whether they are hearing, sight, touch, smell, or taste, are only additional codes that the brain receives and processes. All frequency codes should be considered as ‘sound’. These codes produce chords, overtones and/or harmonics of the sounds. The brain processes these sound frequency codes and their subsets in order to produce the body’s response. The brain supports the body to maintain a level of body coherence or balance. So sound processing is more a mind/body response than a sensory response. Sound-based therapy supports balancing this responsiveness, especially as evidenced within the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection.