As patents covering the original Electronic Ear have lapsed, several forms of audio stimulation have come onto the market. Many of them refer to Tomatis to strengthen their case. This is fine, as long as one is aware that ‘the real deal’ is still based on Tomatis’ protocols and equipment, not just his name and research.
A clinician should have access to the basic components of the Tomatis Method: the Electronic Ear, headphones with both air and bone conduction, microphones which can be connected to the Electronic Ear for speaking/singing practice, and the facilites and equipment to use the mother’s voice in the programming (an important element when working with children).
However, there is a range of systems available for home-based Listening. They all have their merits, and could be a good alternative option in case one lacks the time or the budget for in-clinic Listening.
Most of these systems do not allow for more than a minimum of individualized programming and the criteria are to some extent also different from Tomatis’ protocols.>
However, we certainly think these are worth conside ring and Paulina is a certified provider of a few of the most popular ones: Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) and Advanced Brain Technologies (TLP).
Besides the option of buying these home-based systems we alsohave access to equipment that can be rented. Contact Paulina on how to apply.