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 AIT Helps Improve the Lives and Learning of Those with Autism, ADHD, Hyperacute Hearing, Speech Delays & 10 Days.

The AIT Institute is the #1 Provider off AIT At Home Services globally and is the largest AIT resource website in the world.

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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Is It Really Genuine Berard Auditory Integration Training - Or Not?

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There are other sound and listening therapies that may look similar to the Berard AIT protocol, but are not truly genuine Berard AIT.

How to Know If It Is Really Genuine Berard AIT?

  • For detailed clarification about genuine Berard AIT, read more "What is Berard AIT?"

  • The Filtered Sound Training, Earducator, DAA Digital Auditory Aerobics, Audiokinetron devices are the current AIT devices used by AIT Practitioners.

  • Berard AIT is associated with extensive scientific research and many clinical studies done over decades.

  • Berard AIT is the only method that is designed to have a strong impact on the stapedius muscle.

  • Research shows hyper-sensitive hearing to be reduced or eliminated by Berard AIT.

  • In the year following Berard AIT, the brain reorganizes in response to improved ear function.

  • The auditory system is there-by well-positioned for greater efficiency, and is an aid to learning and behavior.

  • This auditory re-training helps other types of therapies to be effective. Doing Berard AIT often helps other therapies to be more successful, including other sound interventions, auditory-related therapies and other therapies. 

  • When AIT is completed successfully, the existing imbalances in the acoustic reflex in the middle ear will be corrected.

  • Other therapies are less effective than they would be with a more balanced acoustic reflex and improved middle ear function.

List of Auditory Therapies That Are Not Berard AIT
The following list of sound based therapies and auditory interventions, although they may be helpful, are absolutely NOT considered to be genuine Berard Auditory Integration Training. None of the following sound interventions address the core issues of hypersensitivity to sound (hyperacute hearing) and auditory processing distortions the exact same way that the scientifically proven Berard Auditory Integration Training method does, which was invented and used for over 40 years successfully by Dr. Guy Berard of France.
There sound interventions are NOT Berard AIT:
  • Advanced Brain Technologies
  • Bolles Sensory Learning Method
  • Bioacoustics
  • Brain Gym
  • Brain Train
  • Earobics
  • Ease CD
  • FastForWord
  • Dichonics
  • Samonas
  • Sensory Learning
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Tomatis
  • Train Time
  • Vital Links

Warning to Parents Berard AIT "Look-A-Like's"

  • Unsupervised types of casual listening programs are NOT genuine Berard AIT.
  • Unsupervised listening programs DO NOT offer the intensity, effectiveness, the quantity of novel listening sessions OR the experienced supervision and expertise provided by a qualified AIT Practitioner who works closed with a Participant.
  • Some programs are simple – you just turn them on and have the person listen when you want them to - but Berard AIT is NOT this way. 
    Berard AIT follows a specific protocol.
  • Parents seeking more detailed information on the various sound therapies are advised to read the important book "Sound Bodies Through Sound Therapy by Dorinne Davis, who is a world expert and trained in all types of sound therapies.
  • It is important to be sure that actual Berard AIT is done first and effectively – then other sound interventions may follow a year in most cases a year or so after the Berard AIT, if indicated and add value for different issues.
  • The Berard AIT method requires a trained AIT Practitioner, using the Berard AIT protocol.
  • Dr. Guy Berard worked for many years to arrive at the protocol that now used and studied to be clinically effective.

Myth #1: “My child cannot cooperate with audio tests, so doesn’t that mean we just need a generic program?”

  • Audio Tests are not required for successful AIT!  It is proven effective in scientific research without the use of additional filters.

  • The Berard AIT also involves individualized components that requires the professional judgment of the trained AIT Practitioner.

  • Sometimes no added filters are needed for AIT sessions. Sometimes last half of the Berard AIT sessions may in some cases also be administered differently from the first half of the Berard AIT sessions. This is aside from any filtering or testing issues.

  • AIT Practitioners are trained and knowledgeable to follow the Berard AIT protocol for all AIT sessions.

Myth #2: It's ok to do a listening intervention similar to AIT, but with less intensity and just do it on your own time and schedule.

  • Providing 20 consistent AIT sessions without schedule interruptions and other disruptions is an important critical component of the Berard protocol and the basis of all the scientific research done on Berard AIT.
  • The Berard AIT method proves successful for Participants when it is followed exactly.

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