Why You Should Hire a Musician

via The Undercover Recruiter by Anne Fitzgibbon

“As founder and Executive Director of the Harmony Program, an organization that brings music-making into under-served New York City communities, I have seen hundreds of young people develop not only instrumental facility and music appreciation, but also a broad base of life skills that contribute to their long-term success – academically, socially, and professionally. Among the many skills and habits they strengthen through the study and performance of music, three of the most important involve…”

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Achieve Nervana: Nerve Stimulating Headphones Synced to Your Music

Headphone company Nervana is looking to revolutionize your music listening experience, with new earbuds designed to provide Vagus nerve stimulation synced to the pulse of your music.

The Vagus nerve is responsible for producing neurotransmitters that create happiness and enhance your mood, and by stimulating this nerve to the pulse of your music, Nervana hopes to create a new way of experiencing music.


Their headphones give users the ability to experience stimulation of the Vagus nerve synced to music of their choosing, or to put them in Ambient mode and allow the headphones to act based on the sound around them, for use at concerts or simply when walking around.


They also provide the option for nerve stimulation according to pre-designed formulas without accompanying music.

NERVANA is the only consumer product that synchronizes nerve stimulation with sound, allowing the user to experience qualities of music never felt before.

Nervana earbuds consist of two components, the Nervana Generator, which analyzes incoming audio signals and generates a Vagus nerve stimulation signal based on a sensitivity level set by the user, and the Nervana headphones, which contain high fidelity speakers as well as the technology to route the electrical signals to the earbud in order to stimulate the ear canal and the Vagus nerve.


The Nervana generator also contains a microphone for receiving incoming signals from the environment. Since Ambient Mode responds to the sound of the environment around the user, it can allow multiple people to experience the same Vagus nerve stimulation simultaneously, such as in a concert environment, providing a unique group experience as well.

NERVANA is completely portable. You can bring it to concerts, and other public music venues. To escape reality, it is as easy as picking your favorite song, popping in the NERVANA Headphones, and starting the NERVANA Generator.


Nervana is the brainchild of two brothers, doctors Richard and Daniel Cartledge, who sought to provide the effects of surgically implanted Vagus nerve stimulators in a non-invasive consumer product. Pre-sales for the Nervana headphones are scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2016. For more information head to Nervana’s Official site.