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  • The Listening Therapy treats:
    ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder).

    The first point to be made is that these problems have nothing to do with intellectual potential.

    The clients may do a hearing test which will indicate that their hearing is either perfect or satisfactory. However it is not their hearing capability which needs investigating but their listening capability. The Listening Therapy concept is that the sufferer is unable to focus, analyse or direct their listening and when faced by a variety of sounds will take them all in. Thus the person will listen with a distortion which means they will have to work much harder to comprehend. Therefore they tire easily and can only try to listen for short periods. They tend to lose motivation as no matter how much they try, they do not succeed and become more and more discouraged.

    Sounds filtered through the ear are the main source of energy for the brain. However an ADD or ADHD sufferer will hear all the sounds as one block of noise and, being bombarded with sounds, they will either go hyper or switch off. In a classroom situation, the child will be unable to focus on what the teacher is saying but on a one to one basis, they can concentrate much better. Thus when such a child goes to a private school where there are much smaller classes, they will be able to concentrate better and improve scholastically, but they will have to work much harder than the other children.

    The Listening Therapy retrains the muscles of the middle ear by using the Electronic Listening Device, forcing these muscles to work properly. This is done by playing music, Mozart and Gregorian Chant which, when played through the Electronic Listening Device, will cause the muscles of the middle ear to stretch to catch the high frequency sounds and then relax during the lower frequency sounds. These muscles are therefore getting a "workout". This retraining allows the ear to properly focus on specific sounds and to push into the background other extraneous sounds. However the Listening Therapy also works at another level of emotional blockages which can prevent the client from listening. They will still be, emotionally, at a younger age, namely the age at which they suffered the original emotional problem, which can cause them to constantly go back to their trauma, preventing a normal life and good listening.

    The basic difference in the ability to listen can, for example, be shown in the situation of a person going to a lecture, feeling relaxed and happy and being able to listen carefully so as to absorb what is being said. However if that person were to have had a serious argument before attending the lecture they would very emotionally upset and find it impossible to dwell on the speaker because of their inner conflicts. With some emotional problems the person cannot move on but is in a time trap constantly harping back to their problem. The treatment will not necessarily take away these traumas but will provide the clients with the motivation to put it all behind them, or in other words to be able to take control of their own lives.



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