What is Vocal Profiling?  |  What is Sound Presentation?

What is Sound Presentation?

Sound presentation, BioAcoustically speaking, is the delivery of analog sequenced frequency sets, via headphones or a speaker, that are individually constructed for a client using information gleaned from a Voice Profile by a trained BioAcoustic Research Associate/Assistant.

After a vocal sample is captured, computer analysis is used to determine the most appropriate frequencies that will be evaluated during tone trials. These frequencies are established using information supplied by the referring physician reported issues from the client, data from vocal samples, comparisons against other client vocal prints who have similar issues and a client's responses during sound presentation.

Once a BioAcoustic Research Associate has identified the frequencies to be tested, the next step is to determine the most suitable form of feedback that will assist in the establishment of the appropriate tones to be used for long term sound presentation. During tone trials, objective as well as subjective feedback is used to refine the formula sets. Positive and negative emotional physiological responses are used to assist in the establishment of specific frequencies; assembled in the appropriate combinations, for the proper amount of time.

Clients are situated in a suitable position for testing - this can be standing, sitting or lying down. Individual tones are provided to the client for a duration of 30-60 seconds. The client is then asked to evaluate the tones in terms of any physical or physcological reactions they may be experiencing. Frequency techniques include a variety of objective measurements. In the case of muscle involvement, the tones may be used for up to two minutes during the testing phase of sound presentation. Data is gathered as each sound is presented and directly after each tone is concluded for biofeedback reactions. Unless otherwise indicated, no more than 10 to 12 tones are tested in any one session. Often these clinical tone trials are videotaped and/or observed by BioAcoustic Trainees to be used for educational purposes. A client's privacy is always protected unless specifically waived.

The goal of the tone trials is to determine the most appropriate combinations of tones that can be programmed into a small, computer-like analog frequency generator called a Square TwoTM, that has been specifically designed to provide programmed long term BioAcoustic sound presentation.

For research purposes, the Square TwoTM Tone Box is programmed using the resulting data from the tone trials. Tone boxes are generally loaned to a client (for 1-2 days) to provide an opportunity to evaluate the responses. If warranted, the client is offered the opportunity to purchase a tone box for self use.

Reassessment is essential, either by self monitoring using "the Provider Series of computer assessment programs, or buy a trained BioAcoustic practitioner. One session is rarely sufficient to support optimal long-term form and function. Our intrest is in the continuing data that is gleamed from the responses to the sounds presented during tone trials.