HOW DOES THE TOMATIS ® METHOD WORK?
For one in ten people, learning and communication are truncated by a difficulty in integrating auditory information. In these cases, it is said that there is a listening problem.
Around 1960, Alfred Tomatis, a French physician specialized in otolaryngology, developed a pedagogy to restore the functioning of listening using music and voice filtered through the electronic ear. In this pedagogy named "Method Tomatis® ", music is selected according to the needs of each person, then modified during the sessions using the electronic ear.
The electronic ear (TAP, Talks-Up and Solisten), is an equipment that regulates a series of filters and balances that allow music to strengthen the functioning of the muscles of the middle ear, vestibule and cochlea , and promoting the functions of these organs.
All the functions of the ear are stimulated by filtered music and voice. This is why we find that the Tomatis ® Method helps to overcome problems such as attention deficit, emotional disorders, language disorders and development in general.
Our ear is a system of sensory integration. In fact, it has several functions:
Auditory discrimination , that is to say the ability to select the sounds that we consider the most relevant according to the context.
Inhibition of sounds that are not relevant in what we have selected.
Spatial location of sound and its source.
Integration of sound and body information to make language possible.
Posture and balance regulation.
Dynamization of the nervous system.