Not everyone realizes it, but one of the senses we use less (and worse) is hearing. We live submerged by noises, hums and beats that are often unbearable and we end up listening selectively. Our auditory and perceptual apparatus therefore tends to select the range of frequencies that are brought to the threshold of our attention.
When we listen to that rain of wonder that music is for the ear, we end up listening to impoverished versions, such as mp3 files.
All this results in a blunting effect that ends up having consequences, even serious ones, on the quality of our lives, including our ability to relax.
From overcoming children’s learning difficulties to continuing treatment for anxiety reduction and rehabilitation after head injuries, having a hearing system in optimal condition provides a healthy boost to get us out of these unpleasant situations.
The so-called Tomatis method allows one to re-educate the ear’s muscle tone, which in turn allows you to regain almost perfect hearing. With targeted listening training-sessions, the ear gets used to perceiving the full frequency spectrum it is able to detect. Thanks to the efficiency of the human auditory system, the experiences of the daily life becomes richer and more satisfying. Our relationships with others improve because this technique improves our understanding of language. Body and mood benefit from it, and so does the sleep.
Isn’t it harder to fall asleep with a better hearing?
The answer is a definite “no”, and the reason is simple: by improving the tone of the muscular apparatus, it is likely that the familiar buzzing and nocturnal whistling, commonly known as “tinnitus”, will disappear, leaving space for a deep mental and perceptual rest.
With a better hearing social relationships are richer and more satisfying
We have already touched on how much our quality of life can improve if we have no problems understanding what friends and acquaintances are telling us, but there is another aspect that links social relations and hearing: the fact that those who hear better express themselves better. We use so many nuances of the voice – in fact – as many as the broad spectrum of sound we are able to detect. With a more comprehensive sound perception, we will be able to modulate the voice in a more articulated way and become people that are more communicatively endowed. This capacity clearly improves our relationship with others.
While it is always necessary to consult with a specialist before starting any kind of treatment, we all can benefit from an invitation to reflect on the health of our hearing. To do so in an empirical and fun way, you can try the online test or use a frequency generator.