Sound Sense the Wellness Blog

presented by Dorinne Davis

Synergy is not Happenstance

How often do you hear something like: I was just thinking the same thing.; We just clicked.; It was meant to happen;, It’s serendipitous.; It happened for a reason.; It seemed like fate.; or How ironic that you and I are here together?  All life is energy.  Everything resonates, which to me is sound vibration. The synergy of our lives resonates because of this energy.  Our personal world resonates our personal vibrations—both emission and reception of sound vibration.  Our frequencies transmit outwardly to reach others and/or are received inwardly from people, things, events and thoughts as the vibration occurs or as the vibrations need harmonizing. We function by searching for ways to balance our energetic vibrations.  This is done sometimes consciously and more often subconsciously.  Our sound cellular vibrations work to help us self-heal but also can transmit our thoughts and needs to be received by those who are open to receive them.  So when you hear, ‘It happened for a reason.’, yes, the energy of whatever happened has helped balance the energy of either the transmitter or receiver, or both.


So the synergistic events of any moment are supposed to happen because the energy of the moment needed to happen in order to harmonize the energy of the event, moment or person. Is it our ‘intuition’ when we know that something is going to happen? Or is it our body’s cellular vibrations saying something like “Open Up, In Coming Message’? The body’s ability to balance the vibrations of this message sets the foundation for what happens next.  Do we ‘tune into’ the message or reject it by its vibration?  Is our brain able to subconsciously accept the message for use?  If the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection, one of our body’s newly identified subtle energy systems, is in balance, we resonately pick up on these ‘intuitive’ moments more easily.


I’ll never forget when I learned that the acoustic reflex muscle in the middle ear begins to reflex before we actually use our facial muscles to speak.  I think the same thing must be happening subtly throughout our entire body in our response to vibrations.  We do this subconsciously, unconsciously and even consciously perhaps.  Our cellular energy knows before things happen that it will happen or at least be ready for it to happen. Are we open to accept new vibrations? 


Today’s world still thinks all things must work biologically or physically. My body and world vibrations encourage me to share that we must look beyond these two scientific bases and begin to look for ways that open us to new paradigms and experiences using our innate cellular energies that are searching for balance.  So understand that all synergistic happenstances were meant to happen and that you were open enough to accept them.  We are always open to sending them even if we are unaware that we are doing so. So live the moment more harmonically and enjoy the world’s synergistic connections.




Why Sound Processing is not necessarily Auditory Processing?

Why Sound Processing is not necessarily Auditory Processing?.

Why Sound Processing is not necessarily Auditory Processing?

Once a friend told me that it takes approximately 30 years before a mindset change will occur. I won’t have 30 more years to see my work be accepted so I am trying to either write my thoughts through blogs, articles or books, and/or talk about them on my radio show, webinars or presentations.  One of the repeated discussions or questions that comes up has to do with the terminology used.  Today’s discussion is the difference between ‘sound’ and ‘auditory’ processing.  Are these words interchangeable?—perhaps to many as they understand the term ‘auditory’ with today’s mindset.


What does ‘auditory’ imply?  To me, ‘auditory’ implies the sense of hearing because the sense is triggered through the cochlea within the inner ear.  ‘Sound’ does not need an ear for the body to process it.  Many dictionaries define sound as vibrations traveling through various mediums that can be picked up by the ear.  Thirty years ago when I was asked to teach ‘sound’ to a physics class, I also used that type of definition.  In fact when the age old question of ‘If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, is there a sound?’ was asked, I said at that time, that if no one was there and there was no ear to pick up the sound, then there was no sound.  However, I no longer would teach that. 


Today my answer would be a resounding ‘yes’ that  a sound is made, because I no longer ‘consider ‘sound to be an auditory function only.  I prefer to think of sound as waveform energy set in motion by vibrating objects. With this understanding, we must ask ‘What vibrates, thereby producing a sound?” What is around us or within us that vibrates? Research has determined that all cells vibrate creating their own sound and that everything vibrates including inanimate objects.  Accepting that, then it is time to realize that sound is everywhere because everything is vibrating.


So what is the difference between sound processing and auditory processing?  Auditory processing only implies a function of processing sound within the frequencies of hearing perceived by the cochlea in the inner ear or along the pathway to the auditory centers in the brain.  Sound processing implies the brain interpreting and responding to any cellular, even quantum movement within the body.  So sound processing is a brain function, not an auditory function.


Sound is also externally around the body if everything vibrates.  How does this affect our cellular vibrations and what the brain processes?  The field studying this phenomenon is still in its infancy.  This is part of what I do as a part of the Davis Model of Sound Intervention®.  My work utilizes specific sound-based therapies to change how the body functions by supporting a repatterning of the body’s sound energy for self-healing purposes—reconnecting the body towards its natural form and function.


The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® incorporates the use of vibrational sound patterns through specific sound-based therapies to make change.  The use of sound in specific patterns, pitches, intensities, and types of music are what is important, not any one specific therapy. The flow chart to determine the best methods is The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy®.  Both sound processing and auditory processing are important separate portions of that chart.  Only through the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) is it possible to determine if one or both of these issues are present.  Currently there is no other evaluation available to determine if sound processing is a challenge to the person.  One cannot assume that auditory processing challenges indicate sound processing challenges and vice versa.  A standardized auditory processing test does not always identify a sound processing issue.  Over the next few years, I anticipate having a screening tool for determining if sound processing issues are present.


I encourage those interested in auditory processing and sound processing challenges to begin observing what skills, behaviors, body responses and more are present with those individuals and keep track of them.  Please share them with me if you wish as data collection will be important to the growth of this newly evolving field—sound-based therapy.






If the Wright Brothers flew their first plane 100 years ago, imagine where sound-based therapy (as per The Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠) will be in 100 years.

I recognize that my work won’t be fully recognized until after my time on Earth has passed, but when I read the other day that the Wright brother’s first flight was in 1903 and see how far aviation advanced in 100 years, it really sunk in that my grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great great grandchildren will be the ones to benefit from my work.  It has taken me 21 years to develop the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠ to its current level and I have plans to develop my ‘therapeutic’ approach into a more ‘generic’ approach for all people to receive benefit in the near future.  I feel compelled to make this happen in the early part of the 21st century so that by the time the end of the century is here, the research, benefits and applications of this approach are fully recognized and utilized by most people on the planet.

Imagine a world where people wake up each morning and plug into their ear a device that tells them what their body most needs at that moment to feel better for that day, and then listen to that sound throughout the day to motivate them, energize them, and overall enhance them throughout the day—all while their body is working to self-balance their body’s energy frequencies.  In the future, these frequencies or sounds will be used as a medical measurement tool and subsequently their own self-healing tool.

Telehealth has been introduced as a current concept for a ‘modern’ healthcare system.  While the generalized sound technique mentioned above won’t miraculously address specific illnesses or diseases (or who knows maybe it will in 100 years), the process will support the body on a self-healing pathway for better overall daily functioning. The process is called Ototoning, and is the culmination for body sound energy balancing as within the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠, a model that balances a subtle energy system within our body called the Voice-Ear-Brain Connection℠.

When I see that concepts of human consciousness and subconscious interaction within our body are scoffed at in the literature today, I hope that someone in the beginning of the 22nd century will see this blog and recognize that my concept of using the subtle energy system existing between the voice, ear, and brain to self-heal was equally as momentous as the Wright brother’s first flight.  I hope I’m given to time to watch the transition to acceptance.

Entrepreneur wanted—–I want others to be able to access my work when I’m gone

Yesterday while receiving the benefits of acupuncture, I shared with my acupuncture practitioner my wish.  “I want others to be able to access my work when I’m gone.” He asked “So you really want a mentor?”, to which I responded, ‘yes, but no’.  While I want to train someone in a mentorship capacity, I really need someone who can understand the benefits of alternative approaches to learning and wellness but more importantly someone who can bring my Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠ to others through new product development, funding for the processes, realizing the potential for applications of my model and products, an ability to grow a new business model, organizing company growth, and finding ways to train people to use the approach.


I will be ‘retiring’ from the current way The Davis Center operates in a few years so I need to put my wish out there in order to find the person I want to share my work with when that time comes.  My whole model and process utilizes the importance of ‘your voice’, so my voice is saying “I want to find the right person to share my business concept and potential before I ‘retire’.”  They will not be investing in what has been but rather what is possible for the future.


I am not looking for a venture capitalist.  I am looking for a young entrepreneur with exciting new energy who understands that energy medicine, and in this case sound energy, is going to be the newer and more acceptable paradigm for both wellness and learning over the next 25+ years.  The right person must be willing to work long and hard to develop the model, be able to bounce back when knocked down, and yet have the integrity to work for each person’s individual right to function at their personal best. Yes, allopathic medicine and the current educational models will still be in place but the concept of repatterning your body’s energy to support self-healing will be growing as a complement to these two pathways. This entrepreneur must be able to help with the funding for this advancement of my model.  I am not searching for someone who wants a job.  I am searching for someone who wants to be infused with an exciting future, making a change for the world, and be able to support all people with feeling better, feeling more energized, feeling less stressed, being more cognitively aware, being better able to attend in all situations, and so much more. The entire concept supports self-healing from within at the person’s core cellular level.


Imagine a world where each day as you wake up, you can determine the sound patterns that will balance your functioning for that day!  That is possible and I want to share this potential with someone special so that together we can share it with the world!  My voice has spoken!  The Universe will bring me the best person!  Please share this with your networks!  As Edgar Cayce once said, “Sound is the medicine of the future”, but in the Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠’s case, sound affects all we do—as a subtle resonant energy system in your body.  My logo says “Sound Therapy, Changing Lives”.  Please help me find the best person interested in making a difference in the future with sound for themselves and others.  They can reach me at


Cycle of Life—Cycle of Sound

A small step forward, a small step backward creates a cycle of life; so too a cycle of sound. Life seems to be a series of cycles of positives and negatives, ups and downs, happiness versus sadness, remembering and forgetting, and/or health interrupted by illness.  It’s time to relate these cycles to our natural balance of energy–environmentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  All life is a cycle.  Life is movement at its smallest segment.  This movement is vibration striving for balance at its core frequency or resonance.

 As humans, our bodies are made from thousands of cells.  Each cell emits its own frequency or sound. Each frequency has its own cycle, indicating an up and down phase of that cycle. As with the cycle of life in general, so too is this cycle of frequency, a cycle of sound. Cell control between the body and the environment orchestrates the rhythm and pattern of our life’s cycle.  This movement between the external and internal vibrational world of our body is our essence of life, impacting us to our core DNA.

 Within our cycle of life, we experience happiness and sadness. Among many scientists it is believed that trauma can impact our lives at our core cellular level and alter our lives at that level from that point in time onward, unless actively moved to alter or rebalance that pattern.  One possible way to address the cellular change from trauma is by understanding the frequency changes that occur from that trauma, and then work to repattern or rebalance those altered frequencies. 

As a subtle energy system of the body, The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection℠ can help identify how the cellular imbalances impact each person in daily life–physically, emotionally, or spiritually.  The Davis Model of Sound Intervention® then uses specific sound-based therapies to repattern their personal cycle of sound.  By harmonically balancing our personal cycle of sound, we also balance our core cycle of life. Ototoning is a technique to support this process. While outside influences can still trigger imbalances, if we learn how to use our core frequency needs to support our overall wellness, our cycle of life seems more balanced overall.


Sound Therapy is more than Listening Therapy

I began this discussion in 2005 before I developed The Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠, before I realized that my work was in ‘energy medicine’, before I realized that my work had discovered a previously unknown subtle energy system, and before I realized that spontaneous otoacoustic emissions could be used as bioidentifiers for our body’s wellness challenges.  I feel it is time to reintroduce the idea.


The original discussion talked about how ‘Auditory Integration Training’ was initially wrongfully (in my opinion) used as the term to cover any type of sound-based therapy being used in the United States. This term became one to avoid in the 1990’s and early decade of the 2000’s. Those who chose to lump all sound-based therapies together in their own way meant well, but their discussion was derived out of not knowing or choosing not to know the underlying principles of the various therapies making their way into use.  They assumed as did most (and most still do) that ‘sound’ involved one’s underlying sense of hearing, and that all sound is ‘heard’ by the ear.

Then the term “Listening Therapy’ was introduced as a more acceptable term for some of the sound-based therapies because people put on headphones and listening was assumed. Webster’s definition of ‘listen’ says ‘to make a conscious effort to hear’.  Listening then means consciously tuning into what they hear.  Hearing is a passive activity.  You hear whether you are aware of the sound or not.  Listening is active.  You have to tune into what you hear. You do not have to hear or listen to sound-based therapies for change to occur although for some, listening is beneficial to the results.

 When using any of the various sound-based therapies within The Davis Model of Sound Intervention℠, and because the approach utilizes the subtle energy system of The Voice-Ear-Brain Connection, the changes are happening at the cellular level, whether or not the ear heard the sound or whether the person was ‘listening’ to the program.  Sound as we know it today is processed at the brain, not the ear.  Yes, sound is heard with the ear but there are many sounds at the cellular level that the ear cannot hear which the brain does process.

 We process sound through air in the ear canal, but we also process it with our skeleton, our sense of touch, our soft tissue network, and through a web of interconnected cells all over the body.  Our body also emits sound.  Every cell emits and receives specific sound frequencies.  The underlying mechanical principle is known as Kirchhoff’s principle where the frequencies absorbed by a molecule are identical to the frequencies emitted by the molecule.  Everything has a cycle of vibration.  What all the sound therapies have in common are sound stimulation, not hearing or listening.  In fact, I coined the term ‘sound-based therapy’ over 10 years ago because each of methods all make change with the use of sound vibration as its basis.

Moving forward, while the many different sound-based therapies exist,  we should no longer label them as ‘auditory’ or ‘listening’ but rather as ‘sound’. I want us to prepare for the future.  Sound has been described as the medicine of the future, so let’s pave the wave and begin using the new term.  Let’s encourage research related to how sound vibration and sound-based therapies make change with how we learn, develop and maintain our health and wellness.  Pass it on.


©Davis 2013