The Science


SmartSound™ is a Medical Device

NeuroSonica SmartSound™ is a multi-functional new 'brain audio' genre delivered in mobile app format.  It combines a number of evidence-based therapeutic sound technologies with wide ranging applications and benefits. 

SmartSound is included as a Class 1 Medical Device in the Australian Government’s Register of Therapeutic Goods. Contraindications and age limits apply.

Our ARTG listing means that:

  •  we are offering a regulated therapeutic audio technology with a variety of evidence-based benefits
  • our technologies have been categorised as low risk for use as instructed, and

  • we hold sufficient scientific evidence to support each of the claims we make for SmartSound

While they may offer various forms of neuro-acoustic assistance, our products are not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment.

Beyond meeting the regulatory requirements of our instructions for use, statements of intended purpose, contraindications and so on, we do not give or imply medical or psychological diagnosis or advice of any kind.

As we are therapeutic sound specialists - not medical doctors - all such enquiries should be directed to appropriate medical professionals only.


The Intended Purpose (and Uses) of SmartSound

As indicated on the ARTG, variations of our SmartSound™ audio protocols and their constituent technologies may be used to assist in the management of a range of conditions including stress, anxiety, insomnia, adult ADHD and depression.

Our audio protocols range from those designed to deliver targeted forms of neuro-acoustic assistance for certain conditions to those with broad-spectrum applications and benefits for general wellbeing, resilience and daily performance.

In the case of our first product release - Sleep Solutions - we hold adequate scientific evidence to legally make the claims that our Sleep Solutions suite may assist with:

  • stress and anxiety
  • insomnia and sleep quality 
  • mild pain
  • headaches
  • hypertension
  • PMS 
  • Improved heart rate variability (HRV) &
  • emotional regulation


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The Science


What's in SmartSound? 

SmartSound™ is a proprietary 'hybrid' audio technology with over 14 years of R&D.

It has evolved along multi-disciplinary lines, a synthesis informed by neuro-acoustics, psycho-acoustics, the arts, disciplines including medical and cognitive ethnomusicology, and hospital-based EEG validation.

SmartSound™ is much easier to experience than explain - which is why we recommend trying our free 'Mini-D-Stress' session. It incorporates a range of evidence-based audio technologies and other elements, including those below.


The Science


You and Your Brainwaves - The Basics

One of the primary functions of SmartSound™ is to assist with brainwave 'management' via our sound technologies.

The study of brainwaves and related phenomena remains a work in progress for neuroscientists, but from our perspective as therapeutic sound specialists we're including some of the basics below, in part to help explain how influencing brainwave patterns using our technologies may offer various forms of assistance.  


What are brainwaves?

Brainwaves are basically your neurons communicating via rhythmic waves of synchronised electrical activity throughout your brain. Different brainwaves (and combinations) correlate to particular physiological processes and states of consciousness, from deep dreamless sleep to heightened states of awareness - and beyond.


The Science


Brainwave Frequencies and Effects 

Below is a basic summary of recent brainwave research and some of its clinical applications. It's intended for general educational purposes only and to help explain some of the principles underlying SmartSound™.

Please note that exact frequency thresholds are still debated by researchers, but those we've provided are generally representative to within a few Hertz. 


The Science


Beyond Belief

(Do I need to 'believe' in it to make it work?)

SmartSoundTM sessions are not ‘new age’, religious or spiritual – they are based on applied neuroscience and evidence-based neuro-acoustic technologies and principles, not pseudoscience or hype.

And, because they engage naturally occurring processes such as the 'relaxation response'  automatically - without the need of additional techniques - they tend to work effectively for all, regardless of their beliefs, training and so on. 

So while it's perfectly fine to experiment or supplement them with your favourite meditation, breathing or other techniques if you wish, they will produce results regardless.

In this sense SmartSoundTM is literally 'beyond belief'.

You are welcome to try our free Mini-D-Stress session to experience SmartSoundTM for yourself.

(Coming soon as a mobile App).


NeuroSonica  -  Hearing is Believing!

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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