How Sound Therapy Improves 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.
Adult students who have used Sound Therapy report enhanced short term memory, greater concentration, word recall and creativity both in writing and musical composition and performance. It is challenging to return to study as an adult, and the added brain stimulation of Sound Therapy can make all the difference in being able to focus and study to achieve the required learning results. Because Sound Therapy listening is a passive process that can be used during study, it requires no extra time or effort, but can make study much easier and more pleasant.