Healing at the Speed of Sound Released in Traditional Chinese

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So, received these at the office today. It looks like Healing at the Speed of Sound® is now available in Traditional Chinese for our friends in Taiwan and Hong Kong!

This adds to the translation list of Korean and French. Japanese readers can look forward to their edition next. It is so exciting to see our message of the transformative power of sound spreading across the globe!

For you English speaking readers, Healing at the Speed of Sound is available in hardcover, paperback, eBook (kindle, Nook), enhanced eBook (kindle fire, Nook color, iTunes), and audio book wherever books are sold.

If you’ve read it, let me know what steps you have taken in your life to move away from noise and toward healthier sound.

Healing at the Speed of Sound En Francais

Les sons qui transforment votre vie

Quelle merveille! A package arrived at the office yesterday. And what was inside? A fantastic surprise, five copies of the French edition of Healing at the Speed of Sound®, translation- Les sons qui transforment votre vie.

What makes the French edition particularly special is that my dear friend and co-author Don Campbell loved France. He moved there from South Texas in his adolescence. At 13 he was the youngest student at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, studying under the much revered French composer, conductor, and teacher Nadia Boulanger. And, it was the visionary French physician Dr. Alfred Tomatis who influenced so much of Don’s work. While Don traveled the world extensively, the French culture seemed to resonate deep within him.

If Don were still here with us I’m sure he would be as thrilled as I to know our message of the transformative power of music and sound is growing each day, and is now reaching French speakers!

You can find Les sons qui transforment votre vie here.

Healing at the Speed of Sound Korean Edition

Healing at the Speed of Sound Korean Edition

Everyone loves a surprise. And what a surprise I had when I walked into my office this morning to find five copies of the Korean edition of my book Healing at the Speed of Sound® stacked on my desk! It is exciting to see our message of the transformational power of sound and music getting out there more and more each day!

The Korean publisher is Peppermint Publishing Corp. ISBN # 978-89-97976-02-7

The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind

Two days ago a fascinating book came out by my friend Seth Horowitz. The book is The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind.  Seth is a musician with a day job as a neuroscientist at an Ivy League University. He has a seemingly endless imagination and childlike curiosity for all things vibrational.   These attributes coupled with an uncanny ability to explain complex information with ease, and a wicked sense of humor, equip him a skilled writer who crafts an entertaining read!

About the book— Every day, we are surrounded by millions of sounds – ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of air conditioner, as well as more attention-grabbing sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. But how do we process what we hear every day? And how does it affect our brains and our minds?  This book answers such revealing questions as:

  • How do bats see in 3D with their ears and how did that lead to the development of medical ultrasound?
  • What is it about the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard that makes us cringe?
  • Why do city folks have trouble sleeping in the country, and vice versa?
  • Why can’t you get that song out of your head?

Starting with the basics of auditory biology, neuroscientist and musician Seth Horowitz explains how sound affects us, and in turn, how we’ve learned to manipulate sound: into music, commercial jingles, car horns, and modern inventions like cochlear implants, ultrasound scans, and the mosquito ringtone. Whether you’re standing in a crowded subway or a quiet meadow, you’ll never hear the same way after reading this book. The Universal Sense gives new insight into what the sounds of our world have to do with the way we think, feel, and interact.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough, but so do others including Publishers Weekly. Here’s what they have to say…

Brown University neuroscientist Horowitz has pulled off an unusual feat. His science book, about the way hearing shapes the “evolution, development, and day-to-day function of the mind,” can be genuinely poetic. It is also laced with humor. Horowitz says he attempted less a text than a venue for imparting “wonder.” He succeeds, unearthing one little-known gem after another.

I should mention that Seth serves on the Scientific Advisory Board at Advanced Brain Technologies. He is working with us on a number of interesting projects with his partner at Neuropop, musician, composer, and technologist Lance Massey. Exciting things ahead!

Connect with Seth— Twitter, Facebook. Listen to a recording of a recent teleseminar he did with me for my monthly Sound Brain Fitness Series The Auditory Brain.

Watch for upcoming guest posts from Seth here at The Brain Understanding Itself.   Read  The Universal Sense.

Healing at the Speed of Sound Apple’s ‘Top 10 Enhanced Books of the Year’ iTunes Rewind 2011

This afternoon I heard exciting news from one of my editors at Hudson Stress Press-Penguin Group USA that I just had to share.

Last week Apple released its iTunes Rewind selections for 2011, revealing the best music, apps, TV shows, movies, books and podcasts of the year. And… Healing at the Speed of Sound® was awarded as one of the ’Top 10 Enhanced Books of the Year’!

This is a prestigious honor awarded to only a handful of books selected by Apple’s editorial staff, and based on best-selling purchases of the year.  I’m thrilled to see the great response we continue to get to the book from the media, our readers, and now from Apple!

This is my first post since the book was released on September 29th. The book launch has been a whirlwind of activity. Now that things are settling down somewhat I plan to start sharing information here more frequently. Thank you all for your support!