The EASe CD #1 was created in 1996 by Vision Audio Inc. as a way to bring Electronic Auditory Stimulation technology to the general public. It is comprised of up tempo, emotionally positive, instrumental music encoded with high frequency burst equalization. This results in music that is mostly soft or dull with very short random bursts of high frequency information like cymbals. These bursts of high frequency energy help the brain to habituate to common noise.
Some children, because of a brain injury either before, during or after birth, are unable to cope with the range of sound volume that average people take for granted. These children become ultra-sensitive to sounds, even low volume sounds. When these children are 18 months and younger, they exhibit startle reflexes to a vacuum cleaner in the next room or many other normal acoustic events. By the time they reach three or four years old, some of these children appear deaf, and have developed defensive mechanisms to protect them from unbearable noise. However, their auditory defensiveness is not proper habituation. It is a global “shut down” that isolates them from the world and prevents them from acquiring language. In many cases these children are diagnosed as “autistic”. In other, milder cases the child may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit disorder. In yet milder cases a child may not be identifiable as having any auditory issues but may not be achieving the academic levels that his intellect would indicate. Other individuals have become ultra-sensitive to sound for many other reasons such as brain tumor surgery. It has been speculated that as many as 20% of the general population is over or ultra-sensitive to common noise.
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