the sound listening institution was founded by billie thompson phd who has worked in the field of auditory programs and listening training since 1988.
our listening training programs and courses are based on the work of alfred a. tomatis, who was the originator of the field of listening and sound therapy. our listening center is the first facility of its kind in america based on the principles of alfred tomatis. this broad listening development training and sound therapy has helped numerous children and adults globally, that have experienced auditory processing problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism, and motor-skill difficulties. it has also helped many people with academic skills improvements, assisted people to learn foreign languages easier and quicker, and helped people develop better communication skills, and improve both creativity and on-the-job performance.
alfred tomatis provided the initial concept for audio psycho phonology, the way that we listen, and the impact on our lives that good listening skills can bring. alfred tomatis discovered the main cause of learning disabilities, concentration deficiencies stem form inefficient listening and spent many years studying ways on how to help both adults, and children train their listening to be more effective. alfred tomatis was born on january 1, 1920 in nice (france), and passed away on christmas day 2001. when he was still very young, he moved to paris and became an ear, nose and throat specialist. after the second world war, he started studying the impact of occupational noise and listening techniques. alfred tomatis has written many interesting books on listening and training programs for sound therapy and in his time treated many famous people by training them to listen more efficiently. sound listening have done extensive research into alfred tomatis findings and have designed the registered enlisten software along the guidelines of alfred tomatis work
alfred tomatis understood through much experimentation that we listen not only with our ears, but also with our bodies. our bones are particularly good sound conductors. you can test this yourself, by putting a tuning fork on the top of your skull. you can hear the sound as if it came through your ears. if good listening is a prerequisite for good learning, he reasoned, "i better study both modes of listening: with the ears and with the bones". this led him to develop a revolutionary new theory to explain how sounds. sound listening understand the impact good listening skills can make for any individual and we invite you to contact us so that we can asses your current listening abilities and show how much improvement can be achieved by using our listening training programs.
this new field of listening training skills is fast becoming well known for its abilities to improve the quality of life for not only people with learning disabilities but also for normal people as well. read the latest news here; http://www.soundlistening.com/documents/usabp_spring_2006.pdf
we loaf forward to helping you improve your life with listening training following on the great work of alfred tomatis.