WHO Is It For? Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is for individuals (from age three
to ninety) with hypersensitivity to sound, lack of awareness of sound, and the inability
to discriminate sound differences. FST and DAA are two home programs for anyone
unable to travel long distances daily for 10 days. The person must be able to initially
listen with headphones comfortably.
WHAT Is It? AIT builds the foundation for good hearing by “retraining” how a person
hears. Research indicates that if sound is partially blocked or is painful, successive
flexing and extension of the middle ear muscles will increase their mobility and
decrease pain. This stimuli influences portions of the brain that correlate with our
auditory pathways. AIT randomly introduces low and high pitched sounds to the
auditory system, increasing blood flow to the brain, adding to the overall positive
effect. Therapy consists of 20 half hour sessions (twice daily for ten days).
WHEN Is It Used? AIT is recommended when the need is demonstrated by the
Diagnostic Evaluation Therapy Protocol (DETP®). When a person desires to do a
home listening program, FST or DAA are used.
WHY Might I Use It? AIT can benefit many people with disorders that directly or
indirectly are effected by their hearing (according to years of research by Dr. Guy
Berard, originator of Berard AIT). Common problems addressed include symptoms
associated with: Autism, Dyslexia, AD/HD, PDD, Central Auditory Processing
problems, Fluency problems, hypersensitivity to sound, hyposensitivity to sound
(tuning out sounds) and other disabilities and developmental delays. Please note, it is
not the disorder that is helped, but the function of one’s hearing sense.
WHERE Is It Offered? FST and DAA are offered through our home AIT program. The
DETP determines if the program is appropriate.
HOW Can I Schedule? Contact The Davis Center at 862-251-4637, 9:30 am to 5:30
pm, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time to schedule an evaluation. Or
Sound-based therapies are not medical treatments. They do not cure or treat medical disease conditions. They
work on supporting change in learning, development, and wellness. The Davis Center does not diagnose or
prescribe for medical or psychological conditions; nor does it claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such
conditions; nor provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals or apply medical, mental health
or human development principles beyond the scope of professional practice.
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