Auditory Stimulation with the Tomatis Effect

« The middle ear muscles which are stimulated by the electronic gating »

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The Tomatis Effect presented twice to the French Academy of Science in 1957 and 1960, demonstrated that if you change the way the ear works, you affect all the body’s major functions. These changes, in turn, can produce profound transformations in how we function.

The ear and nervous system are intricately connected; so, as the ear expands its capacities, the brain also expands its capabilities and states of awareness.

Listening is disturbed when there is a dysfunction of the two muscles located in the middle ear. The role of these muscles is to enable the precise and harmonious integration of acoustic information in the inner ear, and from there to the brain. When the brain is disturbed, it triggers protective mechanisms which inhibit listening.

Solisten which provides the Tomatis Effect restores these two auditory muscles to their full working ability.

This stimulation is made through specially processed sounds designed from many years of practice and experience in our company.

How can Solisten technically stimulate the auditory system?

The process used in the  Solisten device  is called  electronic gating. Electronic gating is a system discovered by Tomatis that makes use of and reactivates the strategies of perceptual organization and management of our acoustic environment so the brain is normally able to function when listening is not disturbed.

This system of alternating between two acoustic channels (called “gating”) enables a person to regain the use of and even to develop the auditory strategies that the brain normally uses when listening is not disturbed.
It works on the principle of perceptual contrast by alternating between two audio channels transmitting the same music. This music is in different timbres and intensity levels, causing  our brain to work in such a way that our auditory attention is triggered if these two conditions are met:

  • The new or unpredictable character of the acoustic message;
  • An increase in the intensity of the message.

The gating is precise and respects these two conditions in its application.

« The inner ear which stimulates the brain »

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