How Sound Affects The Body

A well functioning ear is like a battery which changes sound waves into electrical waves. These electrical waves stimulate the cortex [the thinking and learning part of the brain].

Healthy sounds are nutrients that can stimulate the middle ear and charge the nervous system.

Nourishing sounds may allow:

  • Better articulation
  • Improved Sleep
  • Better ability to follow directions
  • Improved auditory comprehension
  • Improved vocal quality
  • Increased balance and co-ordination
  • Improved language
  • Increased attention
  • Improved communication
  • Reduced sound sensitivity
  • Increased frustration intolerance

Sound has a profound effect on living systems, because sound goes direct into the body, it has the ability to nourish or depress the system.

The Vagus nerve which connects to the brain also connects to nearly every organ in the body.

The Vagus nerve is one of a pair of nerves that originates in the Medulla Oblongata, and extends down into the Thorax and Abdomen to innervate the Heart, Lungs and parts of the Alimentary Canal.  

The Vagus nerve carries Motor Neurones to the muscles which facilitate swallowing, and to both afferent Neurones and efferent Neurones of the Parasympathetic Nervous System.  You may notice as people relax more, they swallow more.