MAKING SOUND WORK FOR YOU
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How we’ve become dependent on our digital devices
Recently in the Globe and Mail Newspaper in Canada there was an interesting conversation with Noman Doidge M.D. and Jim Balsillie discussing “Can we ever kick our smartphone addiction?”
This is an important conversation by two leading...
The Alchemy of The Voice
Laur Fugère has been a friend of the Listening Centre for years. She is the ‘voice’ of the Aerobic #1 Exercises CD's that we use in many Listening Training programs for adults and that we distribute at The ListeningCentre.
Ryan’s testimonial touches a very personal chord because his story of problems and recovery parallels my story 50 years later. During these years, I met many, many teenagers like Ryan and my experience helped me to know who they really...
Paul Madaule's story
Many of you know Paul Madaule, the Director of The Listening Centre. He has been at the helm of The Listening Centre for 39 years, but did you know that he was also a patient of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, the originator of The Listening...
Fun Fact: Did you know that listening has a lot to do with energy and motivation?
One of the main functions of the ear is to transmit to the brain the energy received from sounds. The ear acts as a dynamo which feeds the nervous system to maximize its efficiency. Tiredness, headaches at the end of the school day,...
What is Neuroplasticity?
The idea that the brain is “plastic”, or changeable, has been around since the 19th century, but it was well into the second half of the 20th century before it became accepted as fact and proven in functional MRI scans. Until...
Who Are We?
The Listening Centre is a private clinic established in 1978, using listening training - a combination of modified sound (music and voice) as neurostimulation and counseling - as the primary modes of intervention.
Listening vs. Hearing
There is a major distinction between hearing and listening. While hearing is the passive, involuntary function of sound perception, listening is active and voluntary. When well developed or well trained, the listening function allows us to...