Problems in sound processing are common features of many developmental and learning disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and ADHD.
For some children and adults, sound hypersensitivities are particularly problematic.
Sounds from vacuum cleaners, thunder, crying babies, and other sources may cause extreme discomfort and distraction.
Developed by a team of brain scientists, adAPT is a novel educational intervention that is delivered via an app and uses music modulation for guiding the brain to become a better processor of auditory information.
If you are an adult or have a child (5+ years) with sound hypersensitivities,
please read the white paper below to learn more more about the science
and contact us if you have any questions about if this app is for you.
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• Educational program designed to target sound hypersensitivity (adverse reactions to sound) using modulated music.
• For both kids (5+) and adults with sound hypersensitivities.
• 4-Week program with two 30-minute sessions per day.
• Specially chosen music is included with the app, with modulation and playback completely automated within the app.
• Unlike most other music educational programs for reducing sound hyper-sensitivities, adAPT is explicitly founded on neuroscientific concepts and data.
• Backed by federally-funded research and clinical testing by our scientists.
• Our study indicates that adAPT normalizes aberrant brain activity, reduces sound sensitivities, decreases irritability and behavior problems, and improves general auditory processing.
We do not treat or cure any disease nor provide diagnosis. adAPT is an educational interventional tool based on neuroscience innovations to improve the quality of lives of people who need it.
Use the app from the comfort of your home and there is no need for daily visits to a practitioner’s office. Automatic notifications by adAPT remind you when to play your next music session.
Given the widespread use of mobile devices, the overall cost is reduced by delivering this program to a device you already own. Additionally, you can play a game or read a book while the modulated music plays in the background.
We use specially chosen music that is enjoyable for you to listen to on a daily basis. Melodious kid-friendly pop songs are included with the app. Modulation of the music is automated and done on the device by the app. Volume is always kept below the safe levels for hearing by the app.
Tinnitus Re-Organization Training (TROT), which is the algorithm behind TROT for tinnitus is not yet commercially available but is presently undergoing rigorous clinical and research testing to look at safety and efficacy. Assuming a successful clinical trial, it is expected that we will seek FDA approval for the TROT process. If you have any questions regarding TROT, please contact us using the link below.
Developed by Drs. Lewine and Bangera, Advanced Auditory Processing Training (adAPT) is a novel educational intervention designed to target sound hyper-sensitivity and central auditory processing problems seen in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other acquired and developmental conditions characterized by auditory difficulties. APT is directly based upon more than two decades of electrophysiological and brain imaging research on how the nervous system processes auditory information in health and disease. APT uses a novel music modulation algorithm designed to take advantage of the brain’s inherent ability to re-organize in response to environment cues. This re-organization process, know as neural plasticity, provide a mechanism for re-wiring the brain to reduce sound-hypersensitivitiy and for improving information processing.
Tinnitus Re-Organization Training (TROT) is a novel therapeutic approach to the treatment of noise-induced tinnitus [ringing in the ears], as is commonly seen in men and women returning from military service. TROT, like APT involves listening to modulated music, again with the detailed profile of modulation based upon our current understanding of the neurobiology of tinnitus. The TROT music is designed to re-organize the auditory cortex back to a pre-tinnitus state, and to disrupt abnormal hyper-synchrony that can result from hearing loss. The TROT music is combined with transcutaneous stimulation of the Vagus Nerve at the ear. The Vagus Nerve is one of the 12 cranial nerves of the central nervous system. Through non-invasive stimulation of the vagus, it is possible to augment the efficiency of plastic changes directed by the TROT music.
Our executive team of scientists guarantee that our products are backed by rigorous research and testing for safety and efficacy.
Given the rising costs of healthcare in the US, one of our primary goals is to produce solutions that are cost-effective and without any compromise in quality.
Dr. Lewine is the chief science guru at CADET and leads the clinical and research operations. He is the prime developer of the APT and TROT algorithms, as implemented by Dr. Bangera. Dr. Lewine is internationally recognized for his brain imaging research in autism spectrum disorders and the invisible wounds of war such as traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and tinnitus.
He is also a Professor of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of Business Development for the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Lewine holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at the University of New Mexico, and he is the Director of Neuroscience for Lovelace Scientific Resources.
Dr. Lewine holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester, and was previously a Director’s Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Lewine’s research leading up to the development of APT and TROT has been funded by several sources including the National Institutes of Health [NICHD and NICD], the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, Cure Autism Now, the March of Dimes, the Wallace Foundation and NARSAD.
Dr. Bangera is responsible for converting the ideas hatched in our research lab at CADET into real world products. He is the software architect and UI designer of the adAPT platform. He is also the co-developer of the APT and TROT algorithms. His primary expertise is in the field of brain source imaging and signal analysis. He is proficient in advanced signal processing and developing scientific applications on multiple platforms.
Dr. Bangera holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. He was a doctoral researcher at the MIT/HMS/MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, MA and the University of California at San Diego. His doctoral research involved developing realistic head models with the aid of advances brain imaging techniques for improving the localization of brain sources which generate epileptic seizures.