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Acoustic Resonance Therapy

SoundHealth has developed an AI enabled patented drug free medical device and platform that uses acoustic vibrational energy to provide personalized relief for nasal congestion. The SoundHealth product and platform has been granted a De Novo classification (Novel medical device, Class 2) by the FDA.

Acoustic vibration associated with humming has been shown to decrease symptoms of nasal congestion, possibly through modulation of autonomic inputs to the nasal mucosa or through nitric oxide activity, which may in turn exert a decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect on the nasal passages.

Yogic breathing exercises that incorporate humming have been practiced for centuries and have recently been demonstrated to reduce symptoms of chronic sinusitis including nasal congestion.

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Peter H. Hwang MD, Bryant Y. Lin MD, MEng, Paramesh Gopi PhD, Vivek Mohan MS, Yifei Ma MS, Jacob Johnson MD, David M. Yen MD. (2023) Acoustic resonance therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of nasal congestion in rhinitis: A randomized sham-controlled trial. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 10.1002/alr.23284

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