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Joshua Leeds is an authority on personal and therapeutic applications of music and sound.

Standing on the foundation of psychoacoustics–the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system–he's authored three books: 

• The Power of Sound (2010/2000, Inner Traditions) 

• Through a Dog's Ear (2008, Sounds True) 
• Sonic Alchemy  (1997, InnerSong Press)

His books are published in multiple languages including English, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, and German.

His forthcoming book, Soundwork on a Hot Rock, will be published in 2023/2024.

The Power of Sound

How to Be Healthy and Productive

Using Music and Sound

The Power of Sound by Joshua Leeds

The Power of Sound is for everybody with ears.


What we hear-and how we process it-has a far greater impact on our daily living than we realize. From the womb to the moment we die we are inescapably surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete our nervous systems. It is no exaggeration to say that what goes into our ears can harm us or heal us.

In The Power of Sound, Joshua Leeds explores music and sound as nutrients for the nervous system, and the importance of healthy auditory function. He investigates how noise- or stress-induced auditory dysfunction may result in difficulties in learning, communication, and social interactions, and explains new techniques designed to invigorate auditory skills.

Includes 75-minute CD.

Through A Dog's Ear

Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior
of Your Canine Companion

Through a Dog's Ear book by Joshua Leeds & Susan Wagner, DVM, MS

If you’ve ever wondered what’s really happening when your furry friend perks up his ears and cocks his head — or when he hides under the bed — here is the first book to examine the powerful effect of the human soundscape on canines.


Through a Dog’s Ear provides an indispensable source of cutting-edge research, heartwarming stories, and practical, sound-based solutions to help your dog live a happier and healthier life.

Includes a CD of music demonstrated in clinical trials to calm dogs in kennels, shelters, and households.

Sonic Alchemy

Conversations with Leading Sound Practitioners

Sonic Alchemy book by Joshua Leeds

Use sound to improve health, maximize learning, increase productivity, maintain sanity and balance. By understanding how music and sound directly impact your body/mind, you can create empowering sonic environments.

Sonic Alchemy explains the principles of resonance, entrainment, binaural beat frequencies, and the ground-breaking work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis.


Whether you're a music lover, music maker, or health-care practitioner, you will refer to the wisdom within these pages for inspiration, knowledge, and personal application. Includes inspiring interviews with twelve seminal soundworkers.


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