AIT Improves the Lives and
Learning of those with Autism, ADHD, Hyperacute Hearing, Speech Delays and
more...in 10 Days.
Founded in 2004, the AIT Institute is the #1
Provider of AIT At Home
Services globally and the largest AIT resource website in the world.
There are hidden,
often unrecognized symptoms or issues of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD),
which is also referred to as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
Looking and acting normal, those who have this condition hear with distortion
and/or other delays. Often, a person with APD will hear differently in one ear
than the other or from one frequency to another, making it difficult and slow to
understand and process speech and language. It can be particularly difficult
when people with APD are trying to hear someone but unable to focus due to
competing background noise getting in the way. They will often either keep
asking a person to repeat what they are saying or sometimes just give up. Some
people call this “cocktail party syndrome”, also known as “sound field
For some people
it can seem like hearing underwater. For them, some sounds come in loud and
clear while other sounds are delayed, muffled or unclear. People don’t
necessarily know they are hearing differently than others because they only know
that they hear what they hear.
If someone sees
differently in one eye than the other, or with distortion in their visual field,
obviously there is a problem and it is recognized more quickly and easily.
However, most audiologists are trained to look only for hearing loss unless they
have special training to evaluate and diagnose auditory processing disorder.
system and how clearly and accurately it receives and interprets the
auditory stimulation of sounds; otherwise called receptive language. If
somebody does not hear clearly or accurately it makes it hard to understand
what is being said. After a while people begin to guess or lip read to
compensate, but are not hearing accurately.
of sound frequencies stimulates neural pathways in the brain. If these
pathways and the neural processes are not accurate this can create another
neurological element so that the person may take longer to pick up and
interpret what is being said. By the time they have understood and figured
out what word was being said the person may be several words along and
they’ve missed a significant portion of the conversation. Auditory
Dyslexia as noted by Dr. Paula Tallal’s research at Rutger’s University (https://www.newark.rutgers.edu/paula-tallal)
means there can be a slight delay in the hearing or the brain’s processing
such that the person will miss key critical fast sounds. For example, the
word “cat” may be heard without the “c” if too fast to catch – then the
person has to guess what was said. Was it "fat"? "Mat"? "That"? "Pat"? etc.
expressive language abilities, neural pathways in the brain need to go in
the correct direction and the speech center of the brain needs to be
developed in order to express oneself verbally. Sometimes these pathways
are not going in the right direction or not developed properly.
Berard Auditory Integration
Training is a safe, non-invasive approach that helps by normalizing the
hearing and the way the brain processes information. The
AIT Institute now offers At Home AIT
services throughout the USA and Canada. The music therapy consists of 20
sessions that are completed over 10 or 12 consecutive days. Each session
requires the participant listen to dynamic and attenuated music for 30 minutes,
twice a day. There is a three (3) hour minimum time span between sessions on
The AIT Institute's
Online Listening Test For AIT For those
candidates who can comply, including children over the age of six and without
autism, plus teens and adults, we now offer an online AIT
Listening Test. This Listening Test checks a
persons actual hearing and maps it out on an audiogram.
The audio graph of the test results will show which frequencies have peaks
and valleys, and in both ears. The test is
easily and conveniently done at home, using headphones and a computer.
the Listening Test results are provided so that both the
candidate and the Practitioner can see which
peaks and valleys in hearing that are out of normal range, for both ears. The
audiogram also helps to document how the candidate
processes sound before AIT.
Once AIT is completed, a
second test with an audiogram can be done that documents the shifts that have
been achieved after the 20 AIT sessions.
AIT has more
than 28+ clinical studies that prove its
effectiveness. It's been done on thousands and thousands of children and
adults around the world for the past 50 years.
Prior to the
AIT Institute offering At Home AIT,
clients had to travel and spend the time in a Practitioner's office to
receive the benefits of AIT. The cost in the United States for In Office,
supervised AIT sessions ranges from about $1,500 - $2,000.
AIT system for At Home AIT use has now
been developed and it allows candidates to benefit from AIT, more
affordably, more conveniently and more comfortably, right at home. Our
At Home AIT service eliminates the
additional expense and inconvenience of daily travel, twice a day, for AIT