Introduction to Binaural Beats


We have written several articles on the ins and outs of binaural beats but this one will be a vary basic introduction for those who have not heard of binaural beats or want it explained clearly so that it is easy to understand.

Although brainwave entrainment options such as binaural beats have become extremely popular in the last decade I still find that when I speak of them to many people they do not know what they are.

I also find that some people already use them but didn’t realize that their self-help relaxation CD was using binaural beat technology… this actually happened to me.

My Introduction to Binaural Beats

I first began listening to binaural audios several years ago when I purchased a relaxation / meditation CD package. I was looking for a way to reach deeper meditation at the time and didn’t actually realize that I was listening to binaural beat technology.

It wasn’t until a few years later that I became really interested in binaural beats and other types of brainwave entrainment and how they can benefit me in several different ways.

What are Binaural Beats

Binaural beats are generated sound waves that are created to influence your brainwaves.

With the right equipment it is not hard to generate binaural beats. The tricky part is making sure the quality is good and that the sound wave is the exact right frequency for the desired results.

If you listen to a high quality binaural beat recording you can alter your brainwave frequencies so that you are able to experience all sorts of different states of consciousness as well as experience many health benefits.

How do Binaural Beats Work?

Here is what you need to know about how this type of recording works. First of all binaural beats are considered to be a type of brainwave entrainment. The words ‘brainwave entrainment’ can sound scary and make one think of mind control.

However once you understand how it works, it is not scary at all and actually a very natural process.

A binaural beat recording works in two ways:

1. First it introduces two separate frequency waves into your ears – one frequency in one ear and the other frequency in the other. This is achieved by listening to a binaural beats CD or MP3 with the help of headphones. The headphones are very important as they cancel out any outside noise that could get in the way of what your brain hears.

2. In the second step your brain picks up the two different frequencies presented and creates a third frequency that is the difference between the two presented. The brain does this automatically as it wants to introduce only one clear frequency to the body.

The reason we are not able to just introduce the one desired frequency right off the bat is because the brain can only hear between 20 and 20,000 Hz. Therefore the low frequencies that are associated with deep meditation, higher consciousness and extreme relaxation can not be heard.

When researchers discovered that the brain could produce a third low frequency if the right two higher frequencies were presented this opened up a whole new world of possibilities and healing.

For example: If you listened to a binaural beat recording that presented a frequency of 310 Hz in your left ear and a frequency of 303 Hz in your right ear, your brain would produce a third frequency of 7 Hz. You would then be able to experience all the benefits that come along with the 7 Hz low frequency state.

Known Benefits

There are numerous known benefits to using brainwave entrainment software. Besides the well known effect of being able to reach very deep meditation levels you may also benefit from:

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Better Focus
  • Improved Memory
  • Psychic Awareness
  • Lucid Dreams
  • Increase in IQ
  • and many other health benefits

For a complete list of the different types of binaural beats offered from our favourite source see our Unexplainable Store Binaural Beats Review.

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2 Responses to “Introduction to Binaural Beats”
  1. Michael says:

    Hi, I was wondering if binaural beats work for people that have complete ear loss on one ear.
    This was always a concern of mine wince I can only hear from my left ear. I have always enjoyed listening to certain recordings and trust me having only one ear has enhanced that one ear in the sense that in an audiometry exam it registers a capability to receieve sounds twice as much as a normal person. So thats my question.

    • admin says:

      Hi Michael, Interesting question. I definitely don’t have an expert answer on that one but my thinking is that the binaural beats may not work as they introduce two different tones into each individual ear in order for the brain to create a third tone that is the difference between the two. However monaural beats or especially isochronic tones may work for you as they work a little differently and do not require headphones. I would suggest posing the question to one of the binaural beats retailers such as the Unexplainable Store. Good luck, I would love to know what you find out. Cheers, Allison