PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: I have X Y Z condition/problem - can NeuroSonica help?

NeuroSonica DO NOT provide medical or psychological advice or diagnosis of any kind - this includes making product recommendations for individual clients. However we DO provide regulated information regarding instructions for use, contraindications, certain evidence based claims, safety warnings and so on.

Suggestions:

(1) Read our regulated claims to decide if a product may be of assistance.

(2) Try our free 'Mini-D-Stress' for a 'Lite' sample of this kind of technology.

For medical or psychological advice please always refer to a qualified medical professional.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Are these audio technologies considered safe?

Are these audio technologies considered safe?

Yes- as a Class 1 Medical Device we are considered a low-risk technology provided you have no contraindicated conditions and use our products only as instructed. Our therapeutic sound technologies are backed by decades of clinical use and scientific research and have never been associated with any serious issues or problems. However, in the highly unlikely event you experience any severe or unpleasant effects, simply stop using it and consider seeking medical advice in case you have an undiagnosed condition.

When are your next apps available?

Our products take a great deal of time and effort to develop and we cannot give exact release dates for our future apps- but please consider 2020-2021 as probable. We thank you for understanding this. We will notify our customers as soon as they're available or you can register your interest on our future products page.

What is 'Parental Supervision' for 13-18 year olds?

As one of our purchase conditions for Sleep Solutions parental (or guardian) supervision is required for teenagers 13-18 years. This is a way of ensuring our audio is used only as instructed and in strict accordance with our Contraindications - especially regarding epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. In addition to accepting full responsibility for such use (see our T&C) parents or guardians should monitor such use and discontinue it if problems or other issues arise. Our audio is not available for purchase by those under 18 years.

Children's audio?

 Children's audio?

We are considering future audio for children 7-12 (not toddlers or infants at this stage).  We are primarily interested in assisting with children's sleep, ADD/ADHD, emotional regulation  and  stress/anxiety management. We will alert our customers should this become available.Clinicians have been using clinical sound technologies including entrainment safely and successfully with children for decades. We have found no research or reports to date suggesting any detrimental effects whatsoever - only benefits. Experts suggest that therapeutic audio technologies are far more gentle and benign than most pharmaceutical interventions. 

"I am not aware of any studies showing detrimental effects of entrainment at any age" Dr Steven Worringham, MD, Psychiatrist

I suffer from headaches and migraines. Should I use your audio?

 

In many instances, yes! Clinical trials have shown that some of the technologies we use may be effective in the alleviation of headaches - including migraine. Although you might not want to listen during an episode (unless very quietly), listening as instructed at other times has helped  users as reported in our testimonials. The exception however may be headaches related to neurological damage and injury in which case you should consult with a medical professional first. Please read our product descriptions to see which ones may be best for assistance with headaches.

Can I play your audio through external speakers or should I use headphones only?

Can I play your audio through external speakers or should I use headphones only?

Our audio is designed to be played through stereo headphones, ear buds or similar listening gear only. Stereo speaker pillows (with your head in the middle) should be fine, but otherwise do not use external systems as they may (1) effect others nearby and (2) interfere with its sound technologies and effectiveness. While good quality headphones or ear buds produce optimal sound quality, benefits and effects, most medium quality units are fine. However, please avoid really cheap low end ones! Bone conduction headphones can also be used if you want to experience even stronger effects.

What if I notice early improvements and/or stop using it?

What if I notice early improvements and/or stop using it?

This is up to you. Some users report noticeable improvements very quickly. If you're happy with your results and do not feel a need for further use you can simply stop. You can always begin listening again anytime you wish to resume the benefits. As a rule however, regular use may encourage  ongoing changes and improvements.

Can SmartSound help improve hearing?

Can SmartSound help improve hearing?

We do not make this claim. However, ancedotal reports of hearing improvements in the higher frequencies have been reported, including for a senior as noted by their  audiologist. If so, it may be simply that the audio has heightened a listener's sensitivity to frequencies that they previously filtered out or did not pay attention to. While there may be other theories and possible explanations as to how this may occur, if you do experience improved hearing please tell us!

I have some hearing loss. Will your audio work for me?

I have some hearing loss. Will your audio work for me?

Yes-providing you have at least some degree of hearing, benefits should take place. Obviously you may need to regulate volume levels accordingly. Also, some of the lower frequencies and other technologies may be enhanced with bone conduction headphones.

How long before I experience effects or results?

How long before I experience effects or results?

Most people notice or feel 'something' happening in their very first sessions - and often within the first few minutes! Our audio may produce both short and long term benefits depending on your level of use, your sensitivity to this kind of technology and so on. If you have a longstanding condition or issue  we recommend you persist for at least 90 days to encourage maximum results.

I'm pregnant. Can I use your audio?

I'm pregnant. Can I use your audio?

Although we've found no research to suggest any problems whatsoever with sound technologies for pregnant women, purely as a precaution we recommend you consult with a physician before using any of our audio. A fetus is highly sensitive to any stimulus experienced by the mother, and although a deeply relaxed mum listening to a relaxation or sleep  session should encourage a deeply relaxed baby, we prefer to err on the side of caution nonetheless.

Are there any side-effects or initial adjustments?

Are there any side-effects or initial adjustments?

 

Yes - there may be. Like any  exercise regime or 'workout' some new users may experience initial adjustments and side-effects from the neural and auditory stimulation. These are listed elsewhere but may include temporary minor  headaches, tiredness, disorientation, dizziness or even slight nausea from the vestibular and other stimulation provided by our audio. The good news is that these can be easily minimised or eliminated simply by using very low volumes, or listening for shorter durations or less frequently until they subside. Should you experience anything other than temporary mild discomfort as mentioned above, discontinue use and see a medical professional.

“Since there is no synthetic substance entering the system, there is little chance of producing harmful or upsetting side effects, or of producing addiction. In that sense, the use of brain tech to naturally produce biochemical changes seems preferable to the use of pharmaceuticals.” Dr. Emily L. Stevens (2002)

Why is it not recommeded for those with pacemakers, epilepsy or seizures?

Why is it not recommeded for  those with pacemakers, epilepsy or seizures?

This is a standard industry safeguard as these technologies and conditions can be pulse or frequency sensitive. Epilepsy for example has been known to be triggered by pulsed strobe lighting- although not by sound. Although some clinicians are finding success in treating epilepsy with pulsed audio this is not an intended application of our technologies and is contraindicated. If you are wearing a pacemaker or have any form of seizures and still want to try our audio you must do so ONLY under the supervision and guidance of a suitably qualified medical practitoner.

 

I have brain trauma or injury. Will NeuroSonica help?

I have brain trauma or injury. Will NeuroSonica help?

Like epilepsy, brain trauma or injury (TBI) of any kind is strictly contraindicated unless our products are used under the supervision and guidance of a appropriate medical professional(s).

General Disclaimer: NeuroSonica SmartSound™ is included in the Australian Government's Register of Therapeutic Goods as a medical device safe for use as instructed. It is not intended to be a substitute for any medical or psychological advice, diagnosis or treatment. Individual results will vary. Contraindications and age restrictions apply. We do not render professional medical, psychological or psychiatric advice in any form whatsoever. All Website and social media content of NeuroSonica, our affiliates or third parties, is for educational  purposes only. If you have any medical, psychological or psychiatric conditions, are susceptible to seizures or have any other neurological or neurorespiratory conditions please consult with a licensed medical professional or therapist and use our products only under their supervision. If you experience any unpleasant or unwanted effects discontinue use immediately. The buyer/user agrees that NeuroSonica, its affiliates and/or third parties are in no way liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused (and whether direct, indirect, consequential or economic) which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with the use of our products, this Website or websites of other entities linked to it. The buyer/user of our products agrees to assume full responsibility thereof and to abide by any and all terms and conditions concerning their use. Use only as instructed - never while under the influence of drugs of any kind, while operating machinery or equipment, driving or any other potentially hazardous activities. This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any additional specific warnings or disclaimers.

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