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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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Sound Hypersensitivity (Hyperacute Hearing) and Auditory Integration Training

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When an AIT Practitioner reviews the AIT Checklist and/or does an assessment, they discuss the clear signs of hyperacute and distorted hearing with parents and AIT candidates.

They find out if these things have ever been an issue in a personís life. A person may no longer cover the ears, wince or run from sound. But this doesn't mean that hearing is optimal and undistorted. A child or adult may pass a hearing test or screening. But this doesnít mean that hearing is without distortion.

This Is Why...

  • The ears and the brain develop a protective mechanism over time in response to pain and sensory overload. This helps the person escape ongoing discomfort. Itís a blessing that body is capable of such protective mechanisms. These adaptations help a person to cope, but important elements of listening and learning are still not what they could be.

  • The person with hyperacute hearing learn to tune out and to block sound. This compensation comes from the ear as well as through compensatory adjustments further into the system, and involves the brainís neural pathways as well.

  • The stapedius muscle of the ear is responsible for the acoustic reflex. This reflex functions constantly and protects the system from bombardment of sound. Often-times the stapedius muscle itself is weak or too rigid Ė much like other muscles of the body. The condition of this muscle can also impact the reflex over time. The neural messages to the brain are also influenced.

  • Imbalances in the function of the acoustic reflex can even create conditions of hypo sensitivity - the reflex may cause some sounds to be barely heard, if at all, in the presence of other sounds. The muscles of the ear and the auditory nerve fibers and the brain often do not work at their best.

  • A person who has ever had any type of auditory issues likely has many types of issues, including:

    • difficulties with filtering sound
    • distractedness
    • having difficulty with spoken directions
    • restlessness and impulsivity
    • behavior problems
    • "melt downs"
    • lethargy
    • difficulties with speech
    • trouble in school or social settings
    • learning disabilities

Berard AIT is a sound therapy that allows an auditory system to have greater normalcy and function, starting by a re-training of the stapedius muscle. Benefits extend to all nerve fibers, to the vestibular system, and to the brain. Blood flow is increased. The brain reorganizes as the ear function is normalized. This brings the auditory system to greater efficiency. The person feels better and has improved auditory function and reduced sensory overload.

Given all we know is our own hearing, we donít usually say, or expect a person to say, "I have hyper/hypo-sensitivity, distorted and inefficient hearing.Ē Adults assessed for Berard AIT candidacy often tell us, ďBut I just thought this was normal, I have always heard this way."

These middle-ear-to-brain changes can positively impacted one's sense of well-being, attention, and listening skills. Itís easy to see how Berard AIT will help so many others who are known to have hyperacute hearing, sound sensitivity or other auditory issues. Time may bring adaptation, but even the bodyís miraculous compensatory adjustments are not a solution....AIT is the ten day, lasting solution!

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