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There are sounds which discharge and fatigue the listener and sounds that charge the brain giving tone and health. Dr. Alfred Tomatis

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By measuring and analysing the listening response of great musicians and singers, Tomatis was able to ascertain exactly what constitutes a musical ear. The listening curves illustrated on the following web pages graphically describe the ability to process the various frequencies. These curves show the relation between decibels and frequencies of individual listeners before and after undergoing a course of listening. The ideal listening curve shows a pattern of listening which enables the person to focus on sounds that nourish and charge the body with energy allowing a maximum response to the subtitles of artistic expression and deep connection with oneself and the environment.

Measuring a clients listening response is the first step in a listening course. Further monitoring takes place over the duration of the course.

black line indicates ear/air based listening responses
red line indicates bone induction listening responses
orange line blockage in perception

Ideal Listening Curve

Ideal Listening Curve

The methods used by the Listeneing Centre (London), known as Listening Therapy, are based on the published works of Alfred A.Tomatis and use only the original analogue form of sound.