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AIT is the #1 clinically studied auditory based educational intervention!  All sessions are conveniently completed at home under the supervision of an AIT Practitioner. AIT services are available in the USA, Canada and other English speaking countries.

AIT requires 10 hours of sound therapy, with 20 sessions of 30 minutes each, done 2 times daily over 10 consecutive days.  This listening therapy helps to correct hyperacute hearing,  tinnitus and other auditory challenges.

AIT has been used successfully with children and adults with many different diagnoses for over 60 years.  

Remarkable results are achieved for many families. There are more than 60+ years of clinical research and 28+ scientific studies on AIT.

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"Everything happens as if human behavior were largely conditioned by the manner in which on hears."

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Dr. Guy Berard, Inventor of Berard AIT and Author of Hearing Equals Behavior

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  • Dr. Guy Berard, now deceased, was an accomplished Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) medical doctor of Annecy, France for over 40 years. Dr. Guy Berard is the original inventor of Auditory Integration Training.

  • Dr. Berard initially developed Auditory Integration Training to treat conductive hearing loss. The Berard AIT method is an effective way to changing hearing thresholds and perceptions by a non-pharmaceutical approach.

  • He developed the much more efficient and highly successful Berard AIT method, based upon the contemporary work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis.

  • Dr. Berard treated over 8,000 clients in his long career.

  • During his many years of practice, Dr. Berard identified 2,300 whom he felt would benefit specifically from Auditory Integration Training.

  • His amazing book (now out of print, but well worth finding!) called "Hearing Equals Behavior" documents the results from clients coming to his own medical practice.

Excerpts from his book "Hearing Equals Behavior"  by Guy Berard, MD

“It is obvious that people who cannot hear well will experience difficulties in many aspects of life, and particularly that children who cannot hear clearly what the teacher is saying will be at a great disadvantage in school. In my practice as an otorolaryngologist - an ear, nose and throat specialist - I worked with many children whose hearing problems were affecting their schoolwork, and came to see two important things.

One was that there was a direct rather than an indirect connection between poor hearing and disruptive classroom behavior. That is, it is a common assumption that the child who can’t hear well becomes frustrated and bored, and because of this boredom and frustration “acts up.”  There is something to that, of course, but it became clear to me in the course of my work that hearing problems had a much more direct effect on behavior, and later work and tests confirmed this.

The other major discovery concerned the nature of the hearing problems affecting behavior. Traditionally, hearing is regarded as ranging from “good” to “bad,” from being “able to hear a pin drop” to being extremely “hard of hear­ing,” and hearing function tests are performed from this point of view. However, it became evident that there were variations in hearing dysfunction, and that either abnormal sensitivity or abnormal insensitivity to certain frequencies - rates of vibration - of sound waves, independently of over­all hearing ability, were clearly associated with many behavior and learning problems, including hyperactivity and dyslexia.

I devised a technique of auditory training, in effect a “reeducation” of the hearing mechanism, which in almost every case brought about the normalization of the response to the frequencies involved-and, almost always, the ame­lioration of the behavior or learning problem."


Dr. Berard Writes About Addressing His Own Deafness With AIT

"When I was treating my own deafness, more than 40 years ago with the Tomatis device under the direction of Tomatis himself, there were absolutely no rules, neither for me nor for the other patients. Each session could last 1, 2, or 3 hours, and this could be everyday, every 2 days, every week, 2 or 3 times a day, for a total of 50, 100, 150, 300 sessions.

After I built my first Auditory Integration Training device, and because of the lack of uniformity with Tomatis's method, I decided to determine the best way to obtain the optimal results, in the minimum amount of time, while considering the various aspects of the problem. Yet, I was always concerned with the efficiency."

Dr. Berard proceeded to undergo his own treatment with Dr. Alfred Tomatis. His own hearing loss was stopped and even reversed by using this method of  filtered music.

Dr. Berard then began research to improve the process in the interest of efficiency and advancement of this method and. He thus researched and developed his device called the Audiokinetron which was used successfully for years for Berard AIT.


Quote From Dr. Guy Berard

"To claim to have cured hyperactivity or dyslexia, widely regarded as "emotional" or "mental" conditions, simply by training the ear to be either more or less responsive to particular sound frequencies seems, on the face of it, implausible and extravagant.

However, thirty years of clinical work, research and follow-up on more than 2,100 patients and study of more than 8,000 auditory cases, verifies the claim. Of the 1,850 learning/behavior problems patients, three-quarters showed very positive results and the remainder demonstrated noticeable partial improvement; none failed to show some benefit."


Below are the clinical outcomes, reproduced from Dr. Berard's clinical practice and documented in his book "Hearing Equals Behavior":

Number of Ear, Nose and Throat Clients Dr. Guy Berard Treated in Total 8,000
Number Assessed as LIKELY to Benefit from Auditory Integration Training 2,300
Presenting with Dyslexia

Very Positive Results

Noticeable Partial Improvement

No Change





Presenting with Depression and Suicidal Tendencies

Cured After First Treatment



Presenting with Autism

Significant Modification of Behavior and Lost Fear of Noise

Complete Cure





The Story of Berard AIT Auditory Integration Training and Dr. Guy Berard
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