Sound therapy is implemented by the Electronic Ear, in conjunction with counseling and supportive therapy. The Electronic Ear or “Listening Simulator” functions as an ideal human ear. Through the mechanism of conditioning and with the aid of a rich material of specially processed music and speech tapes, filtered or unfiltered, it trains the ear of the person in an osteomuscular way to acquire the desirable qualities of an ear that energizes, decodes, communicates. In addition, the Electronic Ear focuses the brain’s attention on the auditory message. Progressively, the ear learns or re-learns to listen. An electronic gate permits the alternation between two channels of the same auditory message: channel 1 (C1), which amplifies the low frequency sounds and reduces the high frequency sounds and channel 2 (C2), which amplifies the high frequency sounds and reduces the low frequency sounds. Our Electronic Ears have a real gating mechanism (bascule) that is triggered by the intensity of the sound, which varies in a given piece of music or speech, and not by a pre-fixed timing mechanism, which would make the ear accustomed to it and have no therapeutic effect. It is this unpredictable variability of gating which exercises the muscles of the middle ear and therefore it engages the mechanism of auditory attention. The passing of the auditory message from C1 to C2 triggers the acoustic reflex and exercises the muscles of the middle ear. Through repeated use and progressive mobilization of the ear, the Electronic Ear optimizes the transmission of the message to the brain.

The Electronic Ear reverses the unnecessary neurosensory defenses, opens the selectivity and reestablishes active listening in those who undergo sound therapy. The auditory message is transmitted to the brain through air and bone conduction in special headphones that are equipped with earphones and a vibrator. The sound is transmitted first via bone conduction and second via air conduction.