Listening, not hearing, is the primary function of the ear. Tomatis draws a clear line between listening and hearing.
Hearing is a passive process; listening is active and it requires us to use our ears in an appropriate way. We can have excellent hearing, but be poor listeners. Many children with learning difficulties or lack of concentration have excellent hearing, but cannot read well or concentrate. Their problem is the inability to listen. As a result, they cannot concentrate and have difficulty reading. If you want to find out if you or your child has a hearing problem, see Paul Madaul’s excellent checklist at the end of this article. Continue reading
About 40 years ago, the French otolaryngologist Alfred Tomatis made some amazing discoveries that spurred the development of the Tomatis method. This method has various names: “auditory training”, “auditory arousal” or “auditory therapy”. Its goal is to re-educate a person in the listening process, which improves the ability to learn and learn languages, sociability, increases creativity and positively affects the individual’s social behavior.
The Tomatis method has helped thousands of children suffering from auditory problems, speech disorders, attention deficit disorders (DKV), autism, as well as those suffering from motor and motor function disorders. His discoveries helped to fight depression in adults, learn foreign languages faster, overcome communication difficulties, and increase creativity and working capacity. Continue reading