Sound Sense the Wellness Blog

presented by Dorinne Davis

Does your New Year’s Resolution include Staying Well? Better include Sound Therapy!

A recent statistic said that many Americans resolve to stay well or work towards being well for the new year.  While there are diets, exercise programs, and cleanses that many try to motivate their body towards being well, perhaps one that everyone should consider is The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®, a process that promotes self-healing from within.  This process uses what the body says it wants and needs to stay well.  It eliminates the guessing of choosing what’s right for you!

 Our body knows what it needs to stay well but needs us to make the right choices so that it can.  For example, I have never tested as having an allergy or sensitivity to dairy yet a voice analysis—one of the determining portions within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®–showed that my body was always in stress with casein, lactose and whey Frequency Equivalents®.  I have also never been tested showing gluten intolerance, just the opposite in fact.  However, my voice analysis also showed significant stress with the frequencies associated with gluten and wheat issues. My life had been filled with constant nasal and sinus congestion, upper respiratory illness and frequent coughing.  I was tired of always having a ready handkerchief in my pocket for the congestion and/or sucking on cough drops or drinking hot tea for the cough.  Since I believe in the work I do, I chose to begin a casein/gluten free diet.  I noticed the body changes immediately.  I no longer need to have a ready handkerchief unless I go off my diet and my friends notice immediately if I have ingested a dairy product because I start coughing.

 So my choice was determined from one of the evaluative portions of The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®.  What does that mean?  This model utilizes a recently identified subtle energy system in the body that resonates between the voice, ear and brain.  This triad energy system’s concept demonstrates that the voice produces what the ear hears and the ear emits the same stressed frequencies as the voice, and when the correcting frequencies are reintroduced to the body, the body works towards self-balancing or self-healing.  The voice analysis was one piece of this model.  The other portions analyze how your body processes sound in the brain from the many ways that sound is sent to the brain (not just the ear).  And one technique for supporting the self-healing process uses the sound emitted by the ear and one’s voice.

Every cell in your body receives and emits sound which your brain processes, interprets and shares with your body.  For some, those sounds do not balance the body but instead begin the process for the body to self-correct.  Our body is always working to help us improve but often we ingest, get stimulated, or are around something that challenges our body with that self-correcting process and as a result, other challenges pop up or symptoms get masked from the underlying issue.  The body’s cellular frequencies, or sounds within my process, know the real answers.

 The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® supports change not only with wellness but also with learning and developmental challenges.  If one part of the triad is off-balance, the whole body is off-balance.  By determining where the biggest challenges are, the correct sound-based therapies can begin the self-correcting process.  For some the change is immediate.  For others with more indepth issues, the process can take months or in some cases, years for the changes to be noticed.  Certainly for those with learning/developmental challenges with the severity of autism, the process for noticeable change may take a long time.  For those demonstrating challenges with lesser learning/developmental issues, the process is not as long.  I have many parents discuss that after a three month program, their child has made new friends, does his homework faster, attends for longer periods of time, is less sensory out of balance, is reading better, is better able to communicate, and more. 

 However, the therapies suggested after the initial Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) will only begin the needed repatterning. The therapies start the cyclical cellular effect for change.  For some, especially when an adult, the process may take longer because the stop gaps already established in the body/brain need more time to accept the newly repatterned changes.  I recently talked to a male adult client who had experienced significant emotional imbalances two years ago who said his life finally came together and he is moving forward with great success both personally and professionally.  He attributes this success to the changes started two years ago.  In other words, the sound-based therapy(ies) suggested from the evaluation is only the starting point.  The body takes charge and works to further the change, provided that another altering frequency does not disturb the pattern. 

 If, however, a new stop gap, trauma, or disturbance gets introduced, the body can only work to self-heal to the limits of its capabilities.  In my case, while I may have previously used my sound-based therapies to support my everyday thinking and functioning, it wasn’t until I stopped ingesting dairy and gluten that my wellness stabilized and balanced itself. 

So give your body a present for the new year!  Work at balancing your overall functioning and wellness with the use of specific sound-based therapies geared towards making that happen.  Help your body focus better, sleep better, feel better, experience more energy and more, all while supporting your ability to self-heal. Take the challenge!  Discover the importance of using the sound energy patterns of your body to maintain your overall wellness.





A Discussion about Wind Turbines and the Possible Vibrational/Sound Effects on People and the Environment

A Discussion about Wind Turbines and the Possible Vibrational/Sound Effects on People and the Environment.

A Discussion about Wind Turbines and the Possible Vibrational/Sound Effects on People and the Environment

Over the last 10 years, I’ve noticed a variety of Wind Turbine Farms in various locations where I have traveled.  Flying into Amsterdam airport, I saw the beautiful Wind Turbine Farm in the ocean.  While driving through the desert near Palm Springs I could not help but be amazed at the landscape of what I will call windmills for miles around.  I have seen a few windmills dotting the mountainous landscape in the Appalachian Mountains in Pennsylvania. I think they look quite beautiful and invoke happy memories of playing with pinwheels as a child or hearing stories of the windmills in the Dutch countryside of Holland being an integral part of someone’s life.

 I’ve always thought of them as a thing of beauty.  Then about 3-4 years ago, a client of mine asked me to research the negative aspects of living near a wind turbine.  I did a cursory review of the literature and decided since I was working on other major projects that I would just provide my client with the references and contact information for people doing the research.

 So many research summaries come through my email daily that sometimes I pick and choose what to read or use.  While I didn’t read the articles about wind turbine farms, I began seeing more and more discussions about the topic so I thought it would be a good topic for my cbs radio show Sound Effects with Dorinne Davis (   While I typically talk about personal cell frequencies, an underlying topic is always how does any sound impact the body’s wellness.

 I searched out what is being said. Of course, as with any subject, there are people saying wind turbine noise is more or less harmless as well as people saying that the effect of the sound can have a major health impact.  The effects seem to affect limited numbers of people and happen closer to the wind turbine noise source.  Some researchers indicate that the effects can be mitigated by varying the type of expectation of the listener.  A few connect the health challenges directly associated with the lack of sleep which may come from the exposure to the infrasound noise heard continuously in their home environment.  I am sure that both sides have a level of validity to their responses.

 I would like to interject something into the discussion which I’m sure some will discard as non-scientific.  I will relate it to my overall comments about the body’s responsiveness to sound in daily life.  Each cell in our body resonates its own frequency and therefore our wellness depends on how these cells harmonize together.  Our body naturally wants to stay in this harmonious relationship but unfortunately, the frequencies of the energy around us can create an imbalance with the internal struggle of the cells to stay in harmony.  Call it the biophysics of the body.  Or call it bioacoustics, a term most often researched with mammals or birds. The term is also applied to humans, although still in the beginnings of accepted research.

 We need to look at the bioacoustics of the human cell frequencies and the impact of an invading sound, in this case either an audible sound from the wind turbine and typically under 84 Hz, or an infrasound, a sound so low in frequency that it is a sound not ‘heard’ by the ear. How does the infrasound response of the wind turbine impact our body’s cellular frequencies?  Does it alter the mathematical algorithm of our cell’s harmonic balance?  And if so, how does it change the body’s resonance?  Is it creating a disturbance in sleep, which is a major complaint from most people impacted from the wind turbines?  Does the rhythm of the turbine impact the body’s overall rhythms?  Our body rhythms are understood with our heart rate and breath stream to name two.  These  two body reactions are noted with the reported articles as having an impact on people’s health.  Another consideration is the exposure to the wind turbine sounds in areas where sound will bounce around walls creating an extra stimulation.  One report indicated that the sound heard in the person’s home appeared to have a greater impact on them.  These responses can lead to emotional and psychological fears or reactions which have also been reported in various articles.  Research must look at both sides and yet as the possibility for an increase in solar wind power evolves, we must look at how it impacts us in the moment and long term.

 So I introduce this discussion for consideration.  Since the ‘debate’ of whether wind turbine farms impact the environment and its inhabitants has been going on for over 30 years, I would expect this idea to not take hold immediately. I throw the idea out there for future research and debate.  Let’s take a look at the impact based upon each person’s cellular frequency reactions and then relate those responses to how it may impact their health and wellness.  Sound can be beneficial and sound can be harmful.  One person’s response may be different from another person’s response.  Sometimes the responses are immediate; and other responses take place over time—the body adapting to the new cellular frequencies and rhythms.  This may be harder to identify and test but hopefully over the next 10 years, this type of research will be easier. 

 ©Davis 2013

Now in ebook “Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy”

Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy discusses whether a sound-based therapy would be appropriate, and offers the correct sequence to set the proper foundation if a therapeutic protocol is needed. its presentation of the various sound-based therapies of today, is strongly supported by scientific information and is pulled together by the author’s concept “The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy”.  The final chapter shares the testimonials documenting the challenges and successes of various cases.  

Don Campbell offered that the book “educates us in the essential role of the ear, speech and movement, inspires us with new potentials of sound and music in therapy, and delights us with a wealth of references.”

While first published in 2004, the book still has remained the only book to pull together the importance of a multi-therapy approach to ensure the best outcome with the use of specific sound-based therapy.  Use the ebook as a reference whenever needed.

Sound Therapy for Stroke Survivors?

Sound-based therapy: What is it?  It is the specific use of equipment, programs, and sound to make change for anyone. How can sound help someone who has had a stroke or a brain injury? The Davis Model of Sound Intervention has been using specific sound-based therapies to help the survivors move forward with their every day functioning. The approach starts with a diagnostic evaluation that determines where the challenges most impact the person from a sound responsive position.  The person then begins a protocol of therapies to help them  The approach uses the developmental flow chart known as The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy® to determine the most important areas to address initially.  Once the therapies begin, the body’s overall response to sound takes over as sound seems to stimulate the most needy area of the body first in order to make progressive change.   The therapies make foundational change and support the body towards self-healing.

 Along The Tree continuum, two levels of therapies more significantly help those with brain injuries:  Listening Training Programs and Human BioAcoustics, yet other levels have also been important for others.

All Listening Training Programs have incorporated all of the underlying concepts first explored by Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French Ear, Nose and Throat physician and psychologist.  His actual method, known as The Tomatis® Method, is only one of these programs. EnListen® is also another approach to consider. These approaches stimulate the brain creating improved cortical changes.  The body listens to sound via patented headphones that incorporate air and bone conduction of sound. These programs are thought to help with the processing of linguistic information. Stroke and brain injured patients have used these methods with varying degrees of success.  One gentleman, as reported on the TV show, “Sightings”,  started the Tomatis® Method after having a stroke.  After a period of hard work, the gentleman developed the ability to communicate again.  Stroke patients have been helped with varying degrees.

 A second sound-based therapy that has been helpful to stroke patients is a newly emerging field called BioAcoustics.  The voice, through a vocal analysis, presents a “holographic” representation of the body in the form of a voiceprint.   This voiceprint represents a person’s “Signature Sound”.  For stroke patients, both general well-being and muscle applications are beneficial.  The well-being sounds work on enhancing the total body’s health, while the muscle applications work on the specific muscles affected by the stroke.

 The wife of a DAVIS CENTER client reported, “There have been many subtle changes in my husband’s behavior, his attitude and his abilities, that to me indicate improved brain function and mental ability.  My husband still has a long way to go but his improvements from these two sound therapies have made them a worthwhile addition to our rehab program and we will continue to use them.”

The mother of a 28 year old woman who had been in a car accident 8 years prior to coming to The Davis Center, said that the use of the specific sound-based therapies identified from the testing offered hope to her that her daughter may regain some of her previous skills.  For the first time in 8 years, her daughter looked like she knew more of what was said to her and that she wanted to respond; yet wasn’t far enough along to try that.  She also stopped drooling.

Over the years, The Davis Model of Sound Intervention has evolved into a process with more specificity.  Previously the two mentioned therapies may have been the only approaches utilized but this model now knows that the initial Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) must be utilized for maximum success.  Each person’s injuries are individualized so that the therapies used should be targeted to their needs. Often the total results are better when the full person is evaluated.  While many of the therapies are helpful, it is often the combination of therapies as evidenced from the testing that determine maximum change.  These therapies simply help the body self-heal.

Allopathic versus Energy Medicine for those on the Autism Spectrum: A Discussion

As far as I am concerned ‘typical’ versus ‘alternative’ therapies/treatments, or allopathic  versus energy medicine, should work together.  There should not be a debate of one over the other. So this is a discussion of how both can be viewed in a collaborative way.

I have had the privilege to meet and befriend Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, a HarvardMedicalSchool researcher.  Her book, The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be, is sharing an interesting and informative perspective on how autism is not a hardwired programming of one’s genes. She draws from new research, technology, and personal insights and guides her reader towards restoring health. Allopathic medicine has years of research to support it.

My books, Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy and more recently The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link, discuss the foundation for how sound, vibration, and a subtle body energy system support change for each person, and in this case those on the autism spectrum, with learning, development and wellness challenges. The approach, known as The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®, uses specific sound-based therapies to restore overall wellness. Energy medicine, specifically with those approaches using sound, has not had the opportunity for years of data driven research yet as the measurement tools are either not created or within easy access.  Also funding for research in this field is not easy to obtain.

So this discussion will look at Dr. Herbert’s comments followed by a comment about sound and energy as I see it.  From a ‘sound’ perspective, it is important for the reader to understand that this discussion considers ‘sound energy’ not from a hearing or sensory perception perspective, but rather from a brain/body response at the cellular level.[1]

Dr. Herbert comments that “the health of the body can affect the function of the brain…(and) while autism certainly involves the brain, it is really a problem of the whole body, including the brain, from molecules to cells, from organs to metabolism, from immune to digestive systems.”[2]  She discusses how brain network problems may be weaker for those on the autism spectrum and as a result have network problems.  “Brain networks are built out of brain cells.  The brain cells are in the body and the whole body is having health problems….maybe the brain networks in autism are weaker because the cells are having a tough time….then improving the whole body’s health might trickle up to the brain and put more energy into the brain networks.  With more energetic networks, the brain should have more resources to coordinate…all the things that are challenged for people with autism.”[3]

With sound energy, there is a recently identified subtle energy system in our body called The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection. Einstein suggested that the entire world has complex fields of energy interacting with each other.  By manipulating the body’s energy fields, of which The Voice-Ear-Brain is one, the body’s cellular physiology is restored and balanced. Subtle energy systems in the body are composed of matter with different frequency characteristics than the physical body. Both the physical and energy systems can coexist in the body, so says the physics principle called The Principle of Nondestructive Coexistence.  Both systems work in tandem yet separately.  The subtle energy systems synergistically support the functioning of the physical body.  So with that understood, the brain as within The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection is the conductor for the body’s overall wellness energetically.  Each cell in the body has its own sound frequency which the brain understands.  The brain networks are interpreting these cellular sound responses and control the body’s wellness.[4]

Dr. Herbert reported that many researchers suggest the brain’s web is less networked for those on the autism spectrum.  She shares Dr. David Beversdorf;s findings that ‘The connectivity problems are not hardwired.  They can change, and fast…and the brain will…access its networks more fully.”[5]  While the research is not hard data, the response from clients using specific sound-based therapies as utilized within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® show that change can also happen quickly—the brain appears to have ‘tuned up’ the cellular frequencies resonating between the voice, ear, and brain.  Change is typically noticed in learning and developmental issues initially. This change does not happen as quickly if the body’s wellness is not supporting the learning changes.  The voice demonstrates which cellular wellness issues are out of balance.  Once all three—voice, ear, and brain—are resonating in balance, change has been reported as happening more quickly.

Dr. Herbert talks about ‘A Web of Problems’. She says: “Our whole-body, whole-brain webs are constantly sending signals at every imaginable level—inside our cells, among our cells, using molecules and electricity…and in complicated waves and patterns.  When we’re healthy…these signals travel clearly and strongly from one part of the web to another…..Think of it like an orchestra.”[6]  So too with specific sound-based therapies as applied within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®—the waves of sound patterns need to be orchestrated at the brain to balance the body.

Dr. Herbert discusses how many doctors believe that autism is a “way the brain and body behave when their cells are having a hard time.  Their treatment(s)….aim to get the cells to work better…to restore overall health.”[7]  So too with sound energy—the approach works to balance the cellular frequencies to restore overall wellness. 

“Autism may be more of a ‘state’ that can change than a ‘trait’ that is fixed and unchangeable”[8]—so says Dr. Herbert. She suggests that change occurs once the blockage is removed.  Specific sound-based therapies can unblock held negative energy body responses so that the person can either move forward with their development or respond better with their overall wellness.  Many of my clients have lost the ‘autism’ diagnosis after having this energy unblocked.  Sound therapy does not address the diagnosis, rather it addresses the energetic patterns in the body, yet the diagnosis has been changed for some, especially when combined with traditional types of medicine.  The time has come to use both body systems to enhance, support and change how those on the autism spectrum function. 

While many individual sound-based therapies have been utilized over the past 50-60 years with either minimal or great success, one must be cautioned that as with medication, one should not use sound therapy randomly.  So don’t just ‘try’ sound-based therapy; such as hoping an aspirin will take away a headache.  What is the reason for the headache?  After reading Dr. Herbert’s book, I feel that she is suggesting that each person on the autism spectrum needs to help their own body’s challenges as it relates to their own specific needs.  So too with sound therapy: The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® emphasizes the need to use the correct sound-based therapies identified with appropriate testing to determine if, when, how long and in what order the specific sound-based therapies should be used to make appropriate change for each person based on their specific needs.  Typical vs alternative, allopathic vs energy—both should be working in tandem and separately as the pioneers in energy medicine have suggested.








[1] For those for whom this is a new concept, please review either or read the book The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link by Dorinne Davis.

[2] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012, p 7.

[3] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[4] Davis, Dorinne. The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link. New Pathways Press, Newton, NY. 2012. pp.13-17.

[5] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 11.

[6] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 16-17.

[7] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 64.

[8] Herbert, Martha, MD, PhD. The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies For Making Life All It Can Be. Ballantine Books, NY, 2012. p 1107.

Sound Therapy and the Needs of the Autism Community

The ideas within this blog were first presented as Comments for Autism Spectrum News “The Promise of Research” in 2008 and have been updated limitedly.  Have things changed that much? You Decide. 


Sound-based therapy, as a field, is at its inception stage.  Therefore, the promise of research is exciting for this field.  Sound therapy is often thought of as a ‘hearing’ response but it entails much more than that.  Sound therapy uses the energy of the body.  For any person with a disability, whether it be autism or another disability, the possibility of repatterning ‘their sound energy’ is quite exciting.  The concepts of sound-based therapy revolve around 5 laws connecting the voice, the ear, and the brain and the fact that the cells of the body emit and receive vibrational sound frequencies. This philosophy is now called The Davis Model of Sound Intervention™.  There are a number of sound-based therapies that incorporate these factors and make change for each individual.  The key is determining where the person is utilizing sound inappropriately and support the body to make natural self change.  A diagnostic test battery has been designed for this purpose called the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®).  Research can help determine how the vibrational energy of sound can impact each individual, both with the particular therapies and the test battery.  To date, limited research has been done with a few of the various therapies but not on the concept of sound’s impact on the body, especially with sound-based therapy.  This must be done in the near future.


For the autistic population, the research is especially important because each case of autism is unique.  For example, why do some children appear to react negatively to vaccinations?  The process is very involved but can be understood better if the body was looked at as an energy emitting/receiving source.  The “Frequency Equivalent™” of the vaccination may be one that is not positively received by the body’s frequencies and therefore the body reacts negatively.  If the body as a whole was evaluated by frequency, issues associated with the many different challenges associated with ‘autism’ and other wellness responses could be identified, and this information could then be used separately with sound-based therapy or in conjunction with other medical practitioner’s therapies.  This idea has been implemented with a few autistic children with good success but needs to be further defined with research.  The sound-based therapy associated with sound frequency holds great potential for identifying root cause wellness issues.


Another example would be for the autistic child with developmental and learning challenges.  Are they hearing sound too sensitively? Are they unable to process incoming sound (not hearing) stimulation appropriately?  Are there vestibular challenges?  Does the child lose contact easily with the world around them?  These issues are all related to how we process ‘sound’ between the voice, the ear, and the brain.  Although the five laws are known, further research needs to be done to demonstrate how important these 5 laws are to a child’s development.  Although the body’s response is inherent in each person, distortions in perception of sound can alter how one develops language, uses language for communication, socially connects with others, uses balance/coordination skills, pays attention and stays focused, and so much more.  Research incorporating the autistic child’s response to sound utilizing the voice, ear, and brain hopefully will lead to treatment options that can be used in educational practices.  And the research should not just stop with 3 of the 5 laws.  For total change, all five laws should be included in the research.


With the increased numbers of autistic children in the United States, it is imperative that all possibilities for diagnosis and therapy be explored, including alternative approaches.  Both the ‘why it happened’ and the ‘what can make foundational change’ need to be explored.  Sound-based therapy with appropriate diagnostic testing is an important option moving forward.  With sound-based therapy, it is often not the particular method that makes the change.  More importantly is making sure the right method(s) are used as demonstrated by the vibrational energy needs of the person. This is only discovered with sound response testing—not hearing testing, not sensory testing, not vestibular testing or other typical standardized testing. This is a new paradigm for how we can best meet the needs of people on the autism spectrum but one that should be considered moving forward.


So I encourage people today—five years later—to again consider Sound-based therapy as an alternative approach for making foundational energetic rebalancing.  The approach definitely has potential to change lives associated with any diagnosis title.  If interested in exploring opportunities with the Davis Model of Sound Intervention™ (including funding research) reach out to Ms. Davis at