Real life listeners tell how Sound Therapy helped their hearing
Ed Rohner, President, United Fretters Ltd., Saskatoon , Canada :
“The greatest benefit that Sound Therapy has had for me so far is in the area of hearing. I have a noticeable improvement in hearing and need less volume on my Walkman ä all the time. Also, I’m aware of having acquired the capacity for more highs. Most important of all for a musician, I am getting closer to pitch. I find I’m able to compensate the tuning which is required on any string instrument. With the increase in musical perception I am getting much more critical of sound. I firmly believe that a person who was tone deaf would be able to change that condition with Sound Therapy.”
Dan Stuckel, Red Deer , Alberta , Canada :
“Before I began using the Sound Therapy tapes my hearing was becoming progressively worse. Ear specialists told me it was caused by nerve damage, therefore there was nothing which could be done for me. They said the ringing in my ears would become louder as time went on, thereby reducing my ability to hear. I purchased an ‘in the ear model’ hearing aid after I found their predictions to be correct. My hearing did indeed deteriorate. I found I had to wear the hearing aid more and more as time went on, to a point where I was wearing it 80% of the time.
After about 3 weeks of beginning the Sound Therapy, the ringing in my ears began to subside. Along with that my hearing also began to improve. One day I felt something almost like a minor earthquake taking place deep within my ears. Since then my hearing has improved to such an extent that I seldom have to use my hearing aid . I am able to function quite well without it now, after 7 months of Sound Therapy.
To list a few of the other benefits from this therapy: I am able to sleep better and can do with much less sleep than previously required . I am doing less needless worrying and stressing situations are much easier to cope with than they were before. In fact my entire well being is showing a vast improvement.”
Gladys Irwin, West Pennant Hills, NSW Australia :
” After a hearing test three years ago, I was fitted with hearing aids, which proved helpful. After several months the tinnitus in the right ear was so strong that the aid was useless.
When I learned about Sound Therapy early in 1981 I purchased the book which I found fascinating, so I tried the tapes. For eight months I have persevered with the treatment. In the last three months I realised my hearing had improved so that I can now do without the aids.
This was confirmed recently when I was examined by an ear, nose and throat specialist, who said that I had the hearing of a woman forty – I am eighty-seven!
Now I can hear the Bell Birds unaided .”
Darrell Johnson, Delisle, Saskatchewan , Canada :
“About four years ago I started getting ringing in the left ear, followed by light-headedness and dizziness. Sometimes I couldn’t stand without falling. This I was getting about once a month, then twice a month, soon twice a week and not long later three or four times a day. My doctor told me I had Meniere’s Syndrome, which is a problem of the inner ear past the stirrup. There wasn’t much that could be done; I would just have to put up with it. Being my age was 53, I knew I would be quite some time putting up with this problem.
Then I heard about Sound Therapy. I bought the Sony Walkman ä and tapes. Now, four months later, I have no light-headedness and dizziness, and the ringing in my left ear has gone. The hearing in my left ear has also improved. I can’t express how much Sound Therapy has done for me. I am never dragged out and tired any more. I can stay up very late at night and still get up rested early in the morning. Also, I don’t get uptight and stressed about the little setbacks of the day, but can just relax and take them in my stride. I even find it easier to talk to people – am not so shy! It’s like a new life.”
Flick Evans, Somers , Victoria , Australia :
“In the early part of 1989, I began to suffer from Tinnitus and only by mid 1989 had received medical advice that nothing could be done about it. I read the Sound Therapy book from cover to cover at least four times, and each time put it down – convinced that it was just too good to be true.
I mentioned it to a member of our local library, who told me that her daughter was using the tapes and “.wished that she had started 2 years earlier.” So I decided to try them, without any great hopes or expectations.
I had been listening for approximately 100 hours when I suddenly became aware that the Tinnitus whistle had stopped – I wasn’t sure WHEN it stopped – but it had. Since then I have periodically been aware of the whistle but by relaxing my head muscles for about 2 minutes – it disappears.
About the same time I noticed distinct improvement in hearing to my left ear – there had been noticeable loss in that ear for about 3 years.
I had a client who served in the Royal Navy during the last War – in Gun turrets on board ships in action. His hearing was affected to the extent that one had to raise ones voice when conversing with him. After my hearing improvement I started talking to him about Sound Therapy – and eventually found him with his Walkman and tapes. A few weeks later I received a phone call at 11 p.m. one evening. It was my client – and his message was that “.I thought I would ring and let you know that I have just heard my wife’s Microwave ‘BEEP’ for the first time.” ’nuff said!
I do not know what response others will get from the tapes. I can only say that I have been VERY, VERY satisfied.”
Annaliese Palsans, Ahrensburg , Germany :
“It’s a wonder! Your sound therapy has helped really. One morning, it was the 22 nd of August, I suddenly noticed that the noises on the left ear had gone. I switched on the television to look if the speakers words are more clearly, and they were. I couldn’t believe and knocked on wooden things – Germans do that to make sure that a situation will stay long. I didn’t tell Jurgen but the whole day I put the buttons in and off the ears to make sure there are still no noises. Up to this day I have no noises in the left ear and can hear very well the whole day. At first (my doctor) wasn’t very interested. The audiogram tells him the truth. My left ear is as good as it has been before all the trouble began. He has never had a patient whose ears had become better again, when they had been as bad as mine.
Two week later.
I’m still happy, for the good success goes on. Now the right ear, too starts to get better. There are still noises but I can hear the music on a lower condition so by and by there changes something too.
Friends of mine often tell me, that I’m now again this person they have known before I became ill, though I thought I had never shown how desperate I was. They must have noticed it.”
William A. Whiteside, Toowomba , Queensland , Australia :
“My hearing was progressively deteriorating and my social life disintegrating as I could not possibly concentrate on a conversation in an environment with a cross current of various conversations. When trying to sing in church I could not hear my own voice, and so gave up trying. Whereas I used to enjoy music, now it just existed and gave me very little lift. I had to try so hard to distinguish any words a soloist was singing.
Road noise drove me frantic. The noises I did not want to hear became a maddening roar, and those I wanted to hear I could not.
After listening to the Sound Therapy tapes, all this is changing. It brings tears of gratitude to my eyes, this recharging of life, made possible by this wonderful therapy. I can now hear the timbre in my own voice as I sing equally with that of others, and I can even hear the birds singing as I walk in the park. I am using my hearing aids less and less.
It is more than just improved hearing though. I find myself able and willing to communicate with people, it is easier to smile and reciprocate love.
Hans Wuelfert, Lavington, NSW, Australia :
When I was in the German army in January 1944, I had an infection of both inner ears and the Eustachian tubes. Because my temperature was only slightly elevated I was given a few Aspros. The greater part of the problem became chronic.
A year later I was a gunner in a light armoured car. During gunnery exercise there was a malfunction in the 2cm. Gun which caused some kind of explosion. Fortunately all the hatches were open, but I had little hearing or sense of balance for a few days.
The result of both incidents was tinnitus with a combination of sounds; a waterfall, ringing and static. My eardrums tended to feel sucked in, quite uncomfortable at times, often I could not pop them out when I blew my nose with nostrils blocked.
In 1979 a sinus condition developed which I blamed on the type of chalk I was using as a teacher. My singing tended to be out of tune. The range of notes became narrower. For many years I suffered from tiredness which I now attribute to some degree to the “low-frequency noise.”
In January 1987 I had encephalitis and myelitis endemic to the Murray Valley . At one stage the resulting symptoms were called the M.E. syndrome: chronic lack of energy; diminished long-term and short-term memory, self inflicted stress, pronounced sensitivity to variations in atmospheric conditions.
After two months of Sound Therapy (330 hours) this is my assessment:
Sinus condition has improved gradually and is about 80% better in general.
Eustachian tubes improved about 50%
Left ear, much lighter noise of a higher pitch, almost pleasant compassed with the original noise. Congestion far less, about 70% better.
Right ear; very slight ringing, higher pitch, some congestion left, about 90% better.
Hearing in general has improved. All the sounds are crisper. At the dentist the “new” crisp sound of the drill nearly m a de me happy.
Singing : during walks along the open road, there is a “resonance space” again in my head, singing is in tune again and I can correct a wrong note.
Deep refreshing sleep. Requirements shortened by 1-2 hours.
Energy seems to have increased, I find it easier to start something, have a bit more go.
Memory has improved slightly. Words of some forgotten songs have come back and dialling a phone number is a lot easier.
Generally speaking, I feel that a considerable change has been going on within me and apparently still is.”
K. Joseph Biggs, Burleigh Heads , Queensland , Australia :
“Looking back over past years, I have come to the conclusion that somewhere in my childhood, I closed off my hearing level to a point where the darkness of retreating eventually overcame my ability to want to hear.
…by the time I was 35, I had passed through some of the most disastrous years of my young life. About that time I contracted an industrial disorder where industrial noises repeat in the hearing long after the noise is out of range. Within the next four years, I made an appointment (out of sheer frustration) with a specialist who performed a stapedectomy.
I say categorically, no person should be subjected to this dangerous treatment before being alerted to the alternative treatment which sound therapy provides.
I was always mentally drained, the numbness was still there and there seemed something pressing on the ears which affected my ability to hear. My doctor shrugged his shoulders and said the audio test was the same as that taken about four years ago.
I commenced sound therapy in January 1991. After about 200 hours of listening everyday.I noticed some changes, headaches diminished, tiredness fading, less restless sleep. Shoulder and back pain reduced, posture improved, better sense of direction of sound, improved sense of balance. Hearing improved, fuzzy noises in ears not so apparent.
Previously, trying to talk to a group of people in a room was nearly impossible, and a one on one conversation always brought signs of rejection, when everyone else thought that they were not part of the conversation.
I have now clocked up 444 continuous days for a total of 2043 hours, and now average about 3.5 hours per day. You don’t have to be sick to gain benefit. One very noticeable benefit is the correlation between resonance in the voice and the ear. If you can hear better, you can speak better.
Noises in the ear, (by the way aggravated by an operation) at times now reduce to zero. I am not embarrassed by noisy locations, or entering into casual conversation. Sometimes there is pain in the ears, but this soon passes. The reduced need for sleep, about six hours per night, is sufficient and does not interfere with what may have been necessary previously.
Being able to express thought better, do not tire easily – more energy, posture improved, mental alertness, self confidence, better concentration, more relaxed – but alert, some dizziness – soon passes.
There is no doubt in my mind, the findings of Dr. Tomatis are widespread, with outside noise levels discharging our energy and childhood problems being carried into adult life..a great deal of credit must go to Patricia Joudry for her effort in making the treatment available.”