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Affordable and convenient Practitioner supervised AIT At Home services are now available in the USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and certain other countries.

AIT is a remarkable, life changing and efficient educational intervention with over 50 years of clinical research and 28+ scientific studies that prove its effectiveness!

AIT is efficient with a total of 10 hours, 20 sessions of 30 minutes each, done 2 times daily over 10 or 12 consecutive days.  Berard AIT is a music therapy that  efficiently corrects hyperacute hearing and other auditory challenges.

AIT  permanently corrects   auditory distortions,   hyperacute hearing or painful  hearing issues common to the diagnoses of ADHD, Anxiety, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders,  Depression,  Dyslexia,  OCD,  PANDAS / PANS, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech and Language Delay, Vaccine Injury and other diagnoses.

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AIT Devices: Equipment Used for Auditory Integration Training

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Filtered Sound Training System (FST) for AIT

The AIT Institute offer supervised home AIT sessions  using the newest high tech computer based AIT system called Filtered Sound Training (FST). We services families located in the USA, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and certain English Speaking foreign countries.  Contact us for AIT At Home prices.

AIT At Home services are now available using this newest computer based system which has been thoroughly tested in sound labs and is an exact replica of former, older hardware devices used for AIT.  It is PC based system that delivers the highest level of AIT per the original Berard Protocol of Dr. Guy Berard.

Until the release of FST, the only way families could access AIT was been to have on site AIT in the offices of a certificated practitioner  for the ten (10) day duration of the training.  This has been extremely stressful and inconvenient for many families seeking AIT for their children, or an adult with a busy work schedule. This restriction, along with the more expensive equipment required added to the cost of AIT.  Now AIT is both more accessible and less expensive!




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PortaFST MP3  System
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Earducator Device

The Earducator is an older a hardware based AIT device that is still used by many Berard AIT Practitioners. The Earducator device was originally developed by Rosalie Seymour, SLP/A who is also the developer of the new computer based Filtered Sound Training System. In August 1998, the Earducator was released for use throughout the world for AIT and was given Dr. Guy Berard's approval and endorsement. The Earducator device is not regulated by the FDA. It is considered to be an educational device.


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Digital Auditory Aerobics (DAA) Device

The DAA is another older hardware based device that replicates the auditory output of the French-made Audiokinetron, the original AIT device. Research using the Audiokinetron applies to results achieved with the DAA device.  DAA was released for sale in the USA in September, 1998, and is not subject to FDA regulation.


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Audiokinetron Device for Auditory Integration Training
(no longer made or serviced)

The older Audiokinetron device was invented by Dr. Guy Berard in France.  This device is now being phased out and is no longer manufactured or serviced. The official FDA position is that if the Audiokinetron is used solely as an aid to education, it is not considered a medical device and is not subject to FDA regulation. It is no longer manufactured or serviced.

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BGC Device for Auditory Integration Training
(no longer made or serviced)

The older BGC device was designed by Bill Clark, an audio engineer familiar with the Audiokinetron was the developer of the BGC device which was made in the USA to duplicate the French Audiokinetron device.  A few older BGC devices may still be in use by a few AIT Practitioners.  However, it is no longer manufactured or serviced.

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How Do The Devices Used For AIT Work?

  • A great variety of music was used with the original Audiokinetron, including jazz and reggae.

  • The AIT devices are a two stage device. It splits music into low and high frequencies, and into soft and loud amplitudes, sending them alternatively to the headphones.

  • The device randomizes loud and quiet sound levels and also low and high pitched sounds.

  • The first stage is a simple cuts only graphic equalizer that is designed to lower certain sound frequencies by forty decibels.

  • The second stage functions by taking music and creating from it a series of powerful, short duration, random, high frequency pulses.

  • Overall loudness is gradually increases during the 10 day Berard method AIT sessions.

  • As the participant listens to the music, the participant's auditory system is fed the accompanying pulses. At first, the hypersensitivity causes the brain to react. But by the time participant's brain overcomes the time delay, the pulse is gone.

  • The brain no longer has anything to defend against so it relaxes. Eventually the brain learns it is futile to either try to predict or respond to the short duration stimulus, so hyperactivity starts to diminish.

History of AIT Devices: AIT is Not an FDA Regulated Medical Device

The original Audiokineton equipment was banned for import to the USA by the FDA only because of the wording used to describe it  was as a "medical device".  The FDA requires all food, drug, and medical devices to be tested by them before release in the USA, and this is a 7 - 9 year process.  The original Audiokinetron equipment was being directly imported, and it bypassed the FDA.  The FDA therefore required all importation to be halted until it went through their full review process.

Consequently, AIT Practitioners and their clients, many who travel hundreds of miles for treatment, were frustrated by the FDA ban on the Audiokinetron at that time, because AIT is so effective of a treatment! 

A newer piece of equipment was then developed that copied the banned Audiokinetron device, called he DAA: Digital Auditory Aerobics.  The DAA is an easier to operate and was designed to be safer version of the original Audiokinetron, with identical auditory output.

Initial data collected in one Auditory Integration Training Center who uses both equipment (thus no bias) suggests that the number of people benefiting from DAA equipment is identical to the older Audiokinetron equipment, and that the number of people who report "extreme benefit" (on a scale of extreme to no benefit) is higher with the new equipment than the old Audiokinetron device. 

The Filtered Sound Training (FST) device has undergone similar testing to show it's effectiveness for AIT as well.

AIT is an educational intervention.  The Earducator, DAA, FST and other equipment are NOT medical devices and so they do not need approval from the FDA.
 


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