is a technique in alternative medicine that involves the analysis of sound waves produced during vocalization combined with presentation of low frequency analog sound to promote healing. The word "acoustic" is derived from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning able to be heard (Woodhouse, 1910, 392). The science of acoustics studies the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound wave vibrations. Bioacoustics investigates both biology and acoustics, specifically as these relate to animals, including humans, with emphasis on evolution. As a science, bioacoustics is concerned with the production of sound and its effects on living systems. In animals, the most effective type of communication for most species is sound.
by Tomatis February 16, 2010