Is It Dyslexia?

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Or Auditory Problems?

Glue ear and other hearing loss is very common in young children. If your child is having difficulties learning to read you should get their hearing tested by an Audiologist.

Phonological Dyslexia

Ever since the 1970's, problems hearing and understanding the basic sounds (phonemes) have been recognised as a dominant factor in the majority of dyslexic children.

What is less well known is that these problems can be easily cured by Auditory Integration Training

An Audiologist will test for hearing loss, which will obviously impact on a child's ability to learn at school and in particulary their ability to learn to read, however they won't test for the more subtle Auditory Discrimination Problems that can cause dyslexia. A NHS Audiologist also won't test for Hypersensitive Hearing or Auditory Processing Dealy.

Auditory Integration Training

If Auditory Discrimination Problems or Hypersensitive Hearing are the cause of your child's dyslexia, you can expect rapid and amazing progress following a 10 day Auditory Integration Training course.

Auditory Discrimnation Test

Auditory Integration Training starts by taking an audiorgram of your child's hearing. The child then spends 10 days listenting to a piece of music for half an hour, twice a day. The music is specially modified based on your child's audiogram to retrain their hearing. After 10 days you can expect your child to have almost perfect hearing.

Their Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Memory and Auditory Processing Speed will also be improved. Both of these also effect a child's ability to read and learn in class.

Audiograms

An audiogram shows what can be heard in the normal speech frequency. A flat line at 0 equals perfect hearing. Anything below -20 is considered hearing loss. Anything over 0 is hypersensitive hearing, which is painful to the child.

Right Ear

Right Ear Pretreatment

Right Ear Pretreatment

Left Ear

Left Ear Pretreatment

Left Ear Pretreatment

As you can see Auditory Integration Training has eliminated hypersensitive hearing in Rosie, and given her a much flatter and more balanced response on both ears.

Her auditory discrimination also improved from 20% error rate to 5% post treatment.

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