Benefits of Solisten®

The Solisten® program of auditory stimulation enhances the efficacy of therapies with which you already offer in your practice. You can help your clients

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Become more focused
  • Improve memory, focus, clarity and attention
  • Eliminate “brain fog”
  • Enhance sensory or auditory processing
  • Develop speech and language
  • Improve learning, reading, and comprehension
  • Increase self-awareness and self-perception
  • Feel content and motivated
The Tomatis® Effect

The new Solisten® provides the Tomatis® Effect, the well known result of the work of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis (1920-2001). Dr. Tomatis, a French Ear, Nose and Throat physician, pioneered a multi-disciplinary science called Audio-Psycho-Phonology (APP) over 50 years ago. His work resulted from his curiosity about the influence of the human ear on a healthy mind and body. He developed, researched and proved his theory: the voice only produces what the ear hears. His theory was independently confirmed at the Sorbonne in 1957 and became known as the Tomatis Effect.
The Tomatis Effect is summarized in three Tomatis laws:

  • The voice only contains what the ear can hear.
  • If the hearing is modified, the voice is immediately and unconsciously modified.
  • It is possible to durably transform phonation when auditive stimulation is maintained over a certain time (the law of duration or remanence).

Tomatis was very interested in retraining the ear to re-gain sounds that are either weak or lost. These losses could result from a difficult pregnancy or birth, early childhood colds and illnesses, accidents, living near loud sounds, emotional trauma, or a myriad of experiences that alter how a person hears sounds. Tomatis’ curiosity led him to experiment with classical music and different ranges of sound. He discovered that listening problems are the root cause of many learning difficulties. Ultimately, Tomatis developed a highly effective technique to remedy learning concerns called the Tomatis Method, and the Electronic Ear, proprietary electronic equipment to stimulate the ear. The Solisten program employs the Tomatis Method and, at minimum, is 60 hours of listening given in two 15-day intensives. You may find an extensive list of research, case studies and articles on the Tomatis work at www.tomatisassociation.org.

Listening Versus Hearing – The Tomatis® Effect
  • Hearing is the passive reception of sound while listening is the active participation in what one hears. It is possible to have good hearing, but poor listening. Dr. Tomatis found that by improving your listening, you can improve your day-to-day functioning in many areas. The ear plays a unique and critical role in our daily living. The positive effects of good listening are far-reaching and are based on key physiological understandings, which have become known over the last few decades.
  • For instance:
  • Solisten® Listening - The ear is the first organ to grow in utero and is fully functional at 4 ½ months gestation.
  • Sound is critical in normal human development, particularly language development.
  • The ear and nervous system are intricately connected.
  • The ear is connected to the body through three tracts Tomatis called integrators:
    o Vestibular (or somatic) integrator for body image, movement
    o Visual (or spatial) integrator for ear/eye connection
    o Cochlear (or linguistic) integrator for brain stimulation
  • Tomatis proved, and we now understand, that if you change the ear, you affect all of the body’s major organs. These changes, in turn, can produce revolutionary changes in how we function. People of all ages can imagine new possibilities, expand their capabilities, and realize their dreams.
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