RESEARCH

Vibroacoustic (bass) therapy has many reported use cases. We have compiled a list of currently available research which spans a range of different categories to help you explore the ongoing findings. At StudioFeed, we are focused on furthering research into the bass frequencies we love.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Conclusions reveal promise for sound stimulation as a non-invasive treatment to restore neural activity.

Gamma Band Neural Stimulation in Humans and the Promise of a New Modality to Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

-Barry McDermott, Emily Porter, Diarmaid Hughes,  Brian McGinley, Mark Lang, Martin O’Halloran, and Marggie Jonesa (2018)​

Short-Term Effects of Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation in Alzheimer’s Disease: An Exploratory Pilot Study

-Amy Clements-Cortes, Heidi Ahonen, Michael Evans, Morris Freedman, Lee Bartel (2016)

Arthritis

Conclusions include a change in the Simplified Disease Activity Index from severe to moderate.

Effects of physical and vibroacoustic therapy in chronic pain in juvenile arthritis

-Laura Marinela Ailioaie, C. Ailioaie, Codrina Ancuta, Rodica Chirieac (2011)

The Effects of Music and Music Vibration Using the MVT™ on the Relief of Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

-Chesky (1992)

Autism

Results include the reduction of self-injurious and aggressive destructive behavior.

Effects of vibroacoustic music on challenging behaviors in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities

-Lars-Olov Lundqvist, Gunilla Andersson, Jane Viding (2009)

The Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy in Medicine

-Duke University (2015)

Depression

Conclusions include the mitigation of symptoms of depression.

Effects of Vibroacoustic Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Residents with Depression

-Yoshihisa Koike, Mitsuyo Hoshitani, Yukie Tabata, Kazuhiko Seki, Reiko Nishimura, Yoshio Kano (2012)

The Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy in Medicine

-Duke University (2015)

Exploring the use of Vibroacoustic treatment for managing chronic pain and comorbid mood disorders: A mixed methods study

-Campbell, Hynynen, Burger, Ruona (2019)

Pain Management

Results include the amelioration of pain, increased range of motion and in some cases the reduction of medication doses.

Effect of vibroacoustic therapy on pain management in adolescents with low back pain

-Vilma Dudoniene, Lina Varniene, Tomas Aukstikalnis, Egle Lendraitiene, Justas Cerkauskas, Juozas Raistenskis (2016)

The effect of low-frequency sound stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia: A clinical study

Lili Naghdi, Heidi Ahonen, Pasqualino Macario, and Lee Bartel (2015)

Faster Recuperation of Pain and Musculoskeletal System through Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy

-Dong-Heon Kang, Hee-Woong Lim, Won-Young Lee, Yong-Seok Jee (2018)

The Effectiveness of Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy in Medicine

-Duke University (2015)

Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy Improves Pain Management and More

-Chris Boyd-Brewer, Ruth McCaffrey (2004)

Parkinson's Disease

Conclusions include less tremor and rigidity along with improved walking speed.

Good Vibrations: Using Sound to Treat Disease

-University of Toronto (2012)

Short-term effects of vibration therapy on motor impairments in Parkinson's disease

-King, Almeida, Ahonen (2009)

Other Findings

Other interesting effects to note include a decrease in cholesterol, improved mobility, an increase in aesthetic appreciation of music, increased brainwave entrainment and more.

Effects of a low-frequency sound wave therapy programme on functional capacity, blood circulation and bone metabolism in frail old men and women

-Zheng A, Sakari R, Cheng SM, Hietikko A, Moilanen P, Timonen J, Fagerlund KM, Kärkkäinen M, Alèn M, Cheng S. (2009)

Feel the Bass: Music Presented to Tactile and Auditory Modalities Increases Aesthetic Appreciation and Body Movement

-Hove, Matinez, Stupacher (2020)

Neural and Behavioral Evidence for Vibrotactile Beat Perception and Bimodal Enhancement

-Gilmore, Russo (2021)

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