Music Does Profound Things to Your Brain

My friend Max Lugavere joined us in Utah this past weekend to speak about brain health and his film BREADHEAD at The Listening Program® Conference 2015. We had a few minutes to film a quick chat about the power of music to change your brain. In the interview I introduce Max to inTime and our Waves multisensory headphone system where he experiences bone conducted listening for the first time. I loved his reaction! And be sure to listen to podcast we did on The Listening Program Radio & Podcast a while back.

Balloons for your Ears?


Ears buds, you’ve heard me on my soapbox about the inherent danger of sticking these things in your ears and blowing out your hearing.  Apparently, Stephen Ambrose, a pioneer in audio technology and founder of Asius Technologies has an alternative solution to ear buds that I find intriguing.  I call them balloons for your ears, he calls them inflatable ear buds and they may be coming soon to an Apple store near you.  I’ll reserve comment until I test them personally, and deliberate the advantages and disadvantages with my audiophile and audiologist friends. This includes you Seth Horowitz and Jay Lucker! Perhaps Stephen Ambrose will send me a pair to review?  For now, you might be interested to read more on this innovation on Mashable.

Tell me, would you be comfortable with inflatable airbags in your ears?

Why bone conduction headphones?

In my last post, I Can’t Stop Smiling I shared that we would be making a public announcement last Friday about a new audio technology coming from Advanced Brain Technologies.  The announcement has been made, and I’m so excited to share with everyone that the Waves™ multi-sensory audio system has arrived!

With Waves, we’ve re-imagined what’s possible. Our newest bone conduction headphone system is more effective than ever, and it has been custom-designed especially for The Listening Program®. With a larger bone conductor, a more powerful amplifier, and robust components, Waves’ gentle vibrations and pure sound will transport you from the moment you start listening.  They feel and sound incredible. You won’t want to take them off.

So, you may be wondering why bone conduction headphones?

Using the two natural modes of hearing — through your ears and through your head — delivers a deeper listening experience than conventional headphones can provide. Not only does the Waves system make your daily listening more enjoyable, it accelerates and expands the benefits of your listening practice.

 Benefits of Bone Conduction:

  • Supports stress reduction and regulation of the “fight or flight” response, to help achieve a state of calm and relaxed/alertness; especially helpful for people with sensory sensitivities.
  • Two modes of listening help improve sensory awareness, supporting brain functions responsible for posture, balance, muscle movement, and motor skills.
  • Using The Listening Program with combined bone and air conduction offers internal and external sound stimulation, which increases vocal awareness and supports the development and refinement of language and communication skills.

If you would like to experience The Listening Program with Waves or learn more please visit