How Sound Therapy Improves learning

Active listening and learning

Early in his research, Dr Tomatis discovered that the results of hearing tests varied greatly depending on the subject’s motivation to demonstrate a good or bad level of hearing. He discovered a voluntary, though unconscious element to our ability to hear. Listening means that we direct our ears to actively tune in to selected sounds.

Sound Therapy re-educates the selective ability of the ear, enabling listening to become a focused, motivated response to sound.This level of listening has the ability to re-map and re-program the way our brain deals with sound – which has a profound effect on the way we learn.

Our auditory sense is the most profound of all our sensory systems in terms of its influence on brain function and daily performance. While brain function can be improved through training and education, another, easier and possibly more fundamental method of improving brain function is through sound stimulation.

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Music

If you work in a musical field whether it is composing, playing an instrument or singing, Sound Therapy may increase your abilities and satisfaction in this area. Musicians, singers and music lovers report increased auditory perception, greater awareness of tones, frequencies and the emotional impact of music. At the same time, performance is enhanced. Whether you sing in the church choir or perform as a soloist, Sound Therapy is likely to give you both increased ability and enjoyment of your art. The ability to reproduce certain notes, to be inspired to create and interpret, just to enjoy listening, are all lifted to new heights.

This is not surprising, since the sense of listening is fundamental to musical performance and appreciation. If part of the listening capacity has diminished over time, musical abilities must necessarily be impaired. Improving the listening capacity will enhance both the physical ability to perform and the emotional response to appreciate music. Sound Therapy works on the listening capacity in several ways. The physical structures of the ear are stimulated to enhance their performance. Auditory pathways in the brain are activated, making processing of auditory information faster and more efficient, and the emotional psyche is opened on new levels by the process of sonic birth that is stimulated through the high frequency filtering.

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Brain Damage

After a brain damage caused by injury there is always a chance of recovery to varying degrees. Sound Therapy is an intervention which may increase the probability of a faster and more total recovery. The sooner it is introduced after the injury or stroke, the greater the likelihood of healing. Some stroke patients who use Sound Therapy have been seen to make an unexpectedly quick recovery, often with functioning returned to a surprisingly high level.

After brain damage the brain is faced with having to develop new pathways or reroute information to compensate for the damaged area. Sound Therapy may be effective in helping to create new brain pathways and reforming essential connections between more distant parts of the brain. The complex, multilayered harmonic and melodic information within the classical music stimulates many parts of the brain, helping to engender a form and structure which assists with various forms of sensory processing.

Sound Therapy may improve integration in the cerebellum, an area near the brain stem which controls many automatic functions and overall sensory and motor integration. The filtering which causes sudden bursts of high frequency sound may stimulate increased firing of neurons. When a neuron fires, it sends a message to other neurons in both chemical and electrical form. Often the process of firing off a message also creates new interneuronal connections called dendrites or axons. This means that using Sound Therapy may build new brain connections, increasing the neural network, exactly what is needed to recover from a stroke.

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Depression

Depression is now known to be related to a lack of dopamine or serotonin, neurotransmitters which create a sense of upliftment and happiness. Another way of looking at it is that depression is a lowered energy state where neurological responses become sluggish and the persons life force is diminished. Sound Therapy may help to support those suffering from depression by bombarding the ear and brain with mega doses of high frequency sounds, or high energy vibrations, which may help to lift the listener’s state of vitality. It is possible that Sound Therapy may stimulate the brain to begin producing some of the neurotransmitters that create positive emotional states. It is common for Sound Therapy listeners to report greater states of wellbeing, happiness, and an end to depressed feelings.

The specific stimulation of the left brain may be an important part of the therapeutic impact on depression. Research on the effects of meditation has shown that prolonged practice of meditation stimulates certain centres in the left brain that stimulate feelings of happiness and peace. Sound Therapy’s direct stimulation of the left brain through the increased sound input to the right ear may have a similar effect.

In research specifically on Tomatis Sound Therapy, a long term study over 14 months (Du Plesis, 1982) with subjects carefully chosen from a survey of 424 people showed improved mental health and self actualization for both 10 anxious and 10 non-anxious people as compared to a control group.

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Accelerate Potential

Accelerate your child’s potential

Sound Therapy is recommended for all children including highly gifted children, and will assist the development of good learning and study abilities, just as exercise helps to develop balance, strength and muscular co-ordination. The ear and the auditory cortex are vitally important centers for learning, communication and higher brain function. Sound Therapy is an easy way to input a very positive stimulus that will help to maximize your child’s potential.

Today children need extra support to develop their auditory function because they are affected by many detrimental environmental factors. The world is noisier than ever, so child’s ears are bombarded with a lot of loud and damaging sounds before they have fully developed. Environmental toxins also lead to poor immunity, infections and sensitivities which impact on many children’s development. Sound Therapy is the perfect brain training program to complement good nutrition, good education and a loving environment. The complex rhythms and harmonies of classical music train the brain to think conceptually and improve intelligence. This effect is augmented by the special filtering used in the recordings.

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