Tomatis Method

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Inge, Aug 29, 2015.

    1. Inge
      Cool

      Inge Member

      Location:
      california
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzodiazepine withdrawal
      Anyone familiar with the Tomatis method? I found it in an old thread and googling it produced some youtube videos. After listening to three minutes of Mozart in one of the videos I felt immediate albeit temporary relief. Science behind it claims something about stimulating brain plasticity through various and unexpected tones. This flies in the face of traditional TRT where you just listen to constant white noise. In any case I will give Mozart and the likes a try for a week and see how it affects my T.
       
    2. vasil

      vasil Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2014
    3. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Residual inhibition.
       
      • Like Like x 1
    4. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
    5. newarrior

      newarrior Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/1996
      Anyone have any luck with this:

      Here is what someone in LA said:
      HI David
      All I know is that Tomatis helped my tinnitus and I have and am currently helping people with their tinnitus as well as a variety of other issues including, concentration, depression, anxiety, memory, ADD, and much more with a proven method that has been used by people around the world over the past 60 years.
      If you’d like to receive help locally, call me when you are ready to book an appointment for a listening test, at least to see what’s going on and to discuss a course of action.

      Hi David
      Here’s a couple of interesting pages on the internet that deal with the Tomatis method used for help with Tinnitus.

      http://www.listeningcentre.co.uk/tinnitus.php
      http://www.mozart-brain-lab.com/tinnitus-research.html
      http://ijsk.org/uploads/3/1/1/7/3117743/4_tinnitus_2.pdf

      If you Google Tomatis and Tinnitus you’ll find more. These are just a start.
      All the best,
      Darlene

      Darlene Koldenhoven
      Darlene
      Darlene Koldenhoven
      Listening Matrix
      ListeningMatrix.com
      818-980-2840​
       
    6. efferent
      Confused

      efferent Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild Sensorineural Hearing Loss (25-35 db in 4k-8k)
      Does anyone know where to get the Tomatis program including the filtered music, the Brain Activator unit and the bone conduction headphones?

      The websites Sound Therapy International and Sound Therapy Perth provide just the CDs. If I have read correctly, you need the speech processing part as well (e.g. as described here - http://www.thelisteningcenter.net/overview.php#phases)

      I am thinking about trying this - given I have high frequency T that is not addressed by other sound therapies.

      Any help is highly appreciated!
       
    7. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      What is the frequency of your T?
       
      • Friendly Friendly x 1
    8. efferent
      Confused

      efferent Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild Sensorineural Hearing Loss (25-35 db in 4k-8k)
      @GregCA It varies between 11khz-13khz - very hard for me to pinpoint as there are multiple tones going up and down at different times
       
    9. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      You should be able to try windowed white noise therapy.
      Possibly ACRN too if you don't have too much hearing loss in that region, but it's generally not recommended for T > 8 kHz.
       
    10. efferent
      Confused

      efferent Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild Sensorineural Hearing Loss (25-35 db in 4k-8k)
      @GregCA Thanks for your reply. I have tried the windowed white noise but it unfortunately tends to make it worse. Sometimes I get the Zwicker tone for a few minutes after and then it just increases the noise in high frequencies (definitely above 10 Khz)
       
    11. efferent
      Confused

      efferent Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild Sensorineural Hearing Loss (25-35 db in 4k-8k)
      I have found a therapist who offers Tomatis Therapy and is licensed by the international organization that offers (and has commercialized) this therapy. However, its expensive; in NYC, they are asking for $1,600 per intensive listening session, which comprises 2 hours of music therapy per day for 13-15 days. Each patient completes 3 of these listening sessions which brings the cost close to $4,800.

      I am considering it but due to the cost being high, I am quite hesitant. The reason for my inclination to try this in-clinic version of Tomatis therapy is they use a programming machine which allows therapy to be personalized and also allows for the voice exercises indicated by the Tomatis therapy. Tomatis laws indicate that the voice loses the frequencies that the ear cannot hear so the voice exercises sort of seem like an integral part of therapy. I have not found any DIY solutions yet that include the wholistic approach to this.

      Has anyone tried this therapy under the guidance of a therapist? Any feedback would be appreciated!
       
    12. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Maybe you should be. The website mentioned in post #4 hasn't had a blog entry since 2014.
      Is there a scientific study that shows any results?

      I'm always leery of sites that claim they can get rid of your T. I've been with T long enough to know that it's much more complicated than that. Overpromising is a sign of danger, IMO.

      Good luck!
       

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.