Welcome to our FAQs page where we answer some common questions about Brainwave Technologies, Brainwave Therapy, Binaural Beats, how to use our MP3 audio and CD programs, and more! If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please email us and let us know.
How is Brainwave Technologies different?
Brainwave Technologies is the only audio program that integrates both neuroscience research and binaural beat technology with all of the life-changing benefits of clinical hypnosis through a licensed psychologist. Dr. Spicer’s unique approach combines soothing brainwave music with the proven effectiveness of clinical hypnosis. Brainwave Technologies audios were recorded with the use of a binaural microphone to produce the most realistic and technologically advance recordings available on the market today, and they were recorded in some of the most exclusive and exotic natural settings found in the world.
Why do I need headphones?
You need headphones in order for the technology to work, as different sound frequencies are played in each ear, and perceived as a single tone. Brainwave therapy is based on extensive research which shows that the only way to receive the brain enhancing effects is by having the frequencies delivered to each ear.
What type of headphones do I need to use?
You may use any type of headphone that directs frequencies to each ear. Ear buds will adequately work, as will over the ear headphones. You do not need to purchase expensive headphones in order for the technology to work. For the most comfortable option, use our exclusively designed sleep headphones.
How do Binaural Beats Work?
A sound frequency played in the right ear is heard as a single tone. A similar, although slightly different sound frequency, played in the left ear, is also heard as a single tone. When played together, your brain perceives the vibrato between these two tones as a separate entity, called a binaural beat. The binaural beat is harmonically blended into the music to gently guide your brainwave activity to the desired state. The binaural beat may or may not be perceptible to your ears, although it is still working nonetheless. Visit our page on Brainwave Research to learn more.
What are Brainwaves?
Brainwaves are the natural internal (biological, neurochemical) rhythms of the brain. Brainwave patterns change with activities such as relaxing, problem-solving, and sleeping. At any given time, one of these patterns will be dominant, although it is possible for different areas of your brain to be in engaged in different levels of activity. There are four primary brainwave patterns (Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta) and a fifth, lesser known pattern (Gamma).
Can I listen to binaural beat audios while driving?
No. It is not advisable to listen while driving a vehicle or operating machinery as most binaural beat audios are designed to slow your brainwave activity and promote relaxation and/or sleep.
How can I listen while I sleep?
Our exclusively designed sleep headphones are the most comfortable and stylish sleep headphones on the market and allow you to comfortably listen while sleeping, reading, meditating, or relaxing.
Can my child use brainwave therapy?
Brainwave therapy for individuals under 15 years of age should only be conducted in conjunction with treatment by a licensed healthcare professional, as there currently is limited research on the effect of brainwave frequencies on the developing brain. Babies, toddlers, and children under the age of 15 years of age are still actively undergoing neurogenesis (generation of new neurons) and synaptic pruning (elimination of old neurons) in the brain which indicates that their brains are still developing.
How long should I listen in order to receive the best results?
Listen daily for 30 to 60 minutes for 4 to 6 weeks, then as needed or desired. Be certain to match your use of specific programs to fit your daily activities. For example, utilize audios with a Delta brainwave pattern, such as Deep Sleep and Delta Wave Sleep when you are preparing for sleep. Listen to audios with an Alpha brainwave pattern, such as Optimize Your Brain Power or Sunrise in the Everglades when you are seeking to increase focus, concentration, and creativity.
When can I expect to see results?
Each individual will experience results in a unique manner, as you have your own signature brainwave pattern that is unique to you. As a general rule, the more deeply you relax while listening, the more powerful your experience will become. Most individuals experience immediate and lasting results with the use of audios for relaxation, meditation, and focus. With audios featuring clinical hypnosis, you will likely experience immediate results, although some individuals listen 2-3 times before achieving the full benefit. To establish new brainwave patterns, it is recommended that you listen for 30 to 60 minutes for 4 to 6 weeks.
How do I Download my MP3s?
You may easily download your MP3 audios by following these simple steps.
First, purchase your selected MP3s:
- Choose the desired Brainwave Technologies MP3 audio program. Click the “Add to Cart” button. This action adds the program to your shopping cart.
- Continue shopping and when you have added all items to your shopping cart, click the “Checkout” button in your cart.
- Be sure to check the “Create an account?” checkbox so that you can access your downloads in the future.
- After you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. Order confirmations are sent out immediately and automatically.
To access your purchased MP3s:
- Log into your “My Account” from the top menu.
- Click on the “Downloads” tab
- You will see your audios listed in MP3 format. Click on the title of the audio.
- A window may open asking you where you wish to SAVE your audio. Save it to your computer.
Brainwave Technologies audios may be downloaded to your iPad, iPod, or iPhone. It is necessary to first download the audios to your computer, import them to iTunes, and then sync to your device. You may download an app from the Apple Store that allows iPhones and iPads to download audios.
What is your return/exchange policy?
All Brainwave Technologies CDs have a 60 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your CD, you may return it within 60 days and we will gladly exchange it or provide a refund with no questions asked. Mail the CD to Brainwave Technologies, PO Box 1449 Winter Park, FL. 32789 and include a copy of your receipt. Please indicate if you are seeking a return or exchange. If you are interested in an exchange, be sure to indicate the program you would like to receive in exchange. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable.
MP3 Downloads are unable to be refunded or exchanged.