Tomatis Listening Center Tokyo (Sendagaya)

If you are interested in Tomatis training, please contact us.
Telephone: 03-6240-2033 E-mail: info@ear-voice.com


1.About Tomatis method

The Tomatis® Method was created and perfected by Alfred TOMATIS (born January 1, 1920, died December 25, 2001), a French doctor who specialized in oto-rhino-laryngology. He devoted a significant part of his professional life to studying the relation between the ear and the voice, and by extension, between listing and communication.
His discoveries were made in the Sorbonne’s physiology laboratory and were then presented to the Academy of the Sciences and the Academy of Medicine in Paris in 1957 and 1960.

These discoveries were named the « Tomatis® Laws » :
• The voice contains only what the hear can hear ;
• if hearing is modified, the voice is immediately and unconsciously modified ;
• it is possible to transform phonation permanently by means of auditory sitmulation undertaken over a certain time (the law of remanence).
Tomatis Développement S.A. continues the tradition of the founder of the Tomatis® Method while also making this technique more comprehensible and accessible—and of course more effective thanks to technological progress and recent scientific research


2.ITS ACTION - THE EAR’S SCHEMATICS

The Tomatis® Method is a technique of sound sensory stimulation. Sound is transmitted, on the one hand, by bone conduction caused by a vibration in the upper part of the cranium, and on the other hand, by aerial conduction passing through the ear’s auricle. The sounds we use in our devices have been preliminary treated with the Tomatis® effect in our laboratory, and thus stimulate the entire inner ear, including the parts that affect both auditory and motor functions. The sound propagates first in the tympan, and then by bone conduction, triggering a reflex that contracts and relaxes the two muscles known as the stirrup and hammer muscles. This effect is obtained by means of a perceptual sound contrast (a two-fold alternance of timbre and intensity) intended to “surprise” the ear.
As an effect of the vibration caused by the sounds, these muscles will in turn stimulate the parts of the inner ear known as the cochlea and the vestibule. The cochlea is lined with tiny cells called hair cells, whose purpose is to convert this vibration into electrical stimuli. These stimuli will then feed a vast neural network known as the reticular formation, which controls the overall level of cerebral activity. In other words, the cochlea and vestibule energize the brain; we say that it has a function of “cortical charging.”
Moreover, the vestibule informs the brain of the tiniest bodily movements and therefore has an effect on rhythm and balance. The coherence of the message that it transmits is thus fundamental. The ear must therefore be effectively stimulated.

http://www.tomatis.com/en/tomatis-method/its-action.html


3.AREAS OF APPLICATION

• Learning Difficulties and Language Disorders
• Attention Disorders
• Affective and Emotional Disorders
• Communication Disorders
• Psychomotor Difficulties
• Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
• Personal Development and Well-Being
• Improvement of the Voice and of Musicality
• Preparation for Childbirth
• Integration of Foreign Languages

http://www.tomatis.com/en/tomatis-method/areas-of-application/learning-difficulties-and-language-disorders.html


4. FAQ

As for the FAQ, Please look at the below.
http://www.tomatis.com/en/tomatis-method/faq.html



Tomatis Headquarter is in Luxemburg.
http://www.tomatis.com/