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HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD is a research based app specifically designed to improve focus, attention, and on-task performance by increasing beta brainwave activity in those with ADD/ADHD.
HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD provides all four of the improvement methods discovered by ADD/ADHD researchers and clinicians: two frequencies to increase beta (low and high beta), white/pink/brown noise (found to increase attention and concentration), and background operation (so users can play their own music/videos/etc. during HarmonicBrain sessions).
Benefits to ADHD Users
* Increased beta brainwave activity
* Improved ability to focus and perform tasks requiring sustained attention
* Improved productivity and on-task performance scores when listening to “white noise” (other noise combinations may also be effective)
* Maintains user engagement by running in the background and allowing users to do other things with their iOS device (such as play music, videos, etc.)
* Low cost – HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD is not a subscription
HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD offers:
* Two frequency modes (low beta: 12-Hz and high beta: 33-Hz)
* Three noise colors (white, pink, and brown noise) that can be mixed in any combination
* Built-in Timer for timed and untimed sessions
* Background operation lets you play your choice of music, audiobooks, video, games, phone calls, and more
* User adjustable left/right ear volume controls to compensate for hearing imbalances
* * Backed by Research and Clinical Studies * *
According to the DSM-5, ADHD is characterized by “impairing levels of inattention, disorganization, and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Inattention and disorganization entail inability to stay on task, seeming not to listen, and losing materials, at levels that are inconsistent with age or developmental level.”
EEG studies found that children with ADHD have decreased beta brainwave activity compared to children without ADHD when measured during cognitive tasks as well as during the Continuous Performance Task (CPT) protocol.
Researchers and clinicians, using the same sounds produced by HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD, were able to increase beta brainwave activity of children with ADHD. This increase improved the children’s performance in attentional tests.
Other researchers found that white noise (like that of HarmonicBrain ADD/ADHD) also improved attention scores of children with ADHD (children who do not have ADHD did not perform well with white noise).
In separate studies, participants who listened to music of their own choice, lowered their anxiety levels.
Researchers also found that children with ADD/ADHD has “significantly higher attentiveness levels” after brainwave entrainment. Another study found subjective improvements in attention and focus but that study made use of music selected by the researchers rather than by the study participants. Because HarmonicBrain is designed to let you select your own music (or any audio, video, white/pink/brown noise, or even no adjunctive sound), you can avoid the issue of “canned” music.
* * Summary * *
Frequencies: 12-Hz, 33-Hz
Noise Colors: White, Pink, Brown
Supports Timed and Untimed Sessions
Built-in Session Timer (1 minute – 23 hours 59 minutes)
Session Time and Frequency Minimum Recommendation: 20 minutes, 2-3 times per week
Background Operation: Lets users play music, video, audiobooks, phone calls, games, and other applications in order to remain engaged during the sessions
1. Before using HarmonicBrain for the first time, introduce the user to the sounds and procedure for about 2-5 minutes.
2. If possible, use HarmonicBrain during tasks that require greater attention.
Newly improved background operation when running some third-party apps.
Ratings and Reviews
I haven’t used this long enough to notice a big difference so I cannot attest to its efficacy yet, but I am rather disappointed with the volume control for the noise features. The only noise color that is tolerable at the absolute lowest volume is the brown noise. The white and pink noise are far too loud to be tolerated as background sound even when at the lowest setting. Really wish I had more control over the volume on those features and that the lowest volume setter was a lower decibel than whatever it’s currently set at. Other than that, I really enjoy the brown noise (turned all the way down, although it could still stand to be softer), and the hum feature, at both frequencies.
Well, it works
I was a bit skeptical at first but it does seem to help with my ADD. First of all, it’s a bit over priced, but it does help me when it comes to doing homework. While studying I can completely eliminate outside noise and concentrate on my work. Homework takes less time and I feel more positive afterwards. (I’ve been using it for 3 weeks, I’ll give an update after 2 months)
Simple, Effective and Honorable Company
I had some issues with the app at first and the developers were extremely responsive. Unlike other programmers, these folks take feedback seriously. They corrected the glitch. I recommend this app and you can trust excellent and responsive communication from the developers. Regardless, the app functions exactly as advertised.
Developer Response ,
Thank you. We personally share the challenges that our community of users seek to improve. The journey of improvement is so much better when we are accompanied by others who share the obstacles, triumphs, and encouragements. Thank you for joining us and for your review. Best regards, The HarmonicBrain Team
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The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Practicum Publishing, LLC
- 34.2 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.2 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Practicum Publishing, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.