What we have learned about listening difficulties (the ability to accurately perceive, process and respond to sounds) is that they are often part of other perceptual, motor, attention and learning difficulties, and sonic neurotechnology programs help to address these issues. They combine the therapeutic benefits of music with sophisticated sound technology and consist of equipment and materials that have been designed to produce special effects on listening skills following a prescribed program. The two smallest muscles in the body are located in the middle ear. Their job is to discriminate and filter sound. These muscles are weak in people with auditory processing difficulties; thus, they are not efficient in doing their job. Sonic neurotechnology stimulates and exercises these muscles, training them to discriminate and filter sound in an efficient manner. Music is a highly organized series of sounds that the ear has to analyze. Therefore, listening to music is an excellent way for an individual to learn how to perceive sounds in an organized fashion, or in other words, to listen.
WHO BENEFITS FROM SONIC NEUROTECHNOLOGY?
Sonic neurotechnology has been found to be effective in helping people with one or more of the following:
Dyslexia or learning difficulties Slow processing speed Poor organizational skills Distraction and / or impulsivity Hyperactivity Hypersensitivity to sound Speech problems and / or language delays Poor spatial awareness Motor, coordination / balance problems Poor motivation and / or self-esteem Depression, anxiety or stress Comprehension and memory problems
POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF SONIC NEUROTECHNOLOGY REPORTED BY FORMER STUDENTS
More tolerant of others Anger reduced Comprehension developed Increase in creativity Attention focus developed Improved visual memory Increase in motivation and energy Increase in listening skills Stronger auditory memory Auditory sensitivity reduced Confidence developed Goal-direction clarified Dyslexic profile improved Centered feeling identified Patience improved Response speed increased Improved spelling skills Improved reading skills