Advocating for comprehensive hearing and visual evaluations based on screening results

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Ongoing Research

Dr. Guy Berard shared in his book, Hearing Equals Behavior, “The truth manages to emerge only when something new and unexpected can by fully exposed to study, discussion, and argument, and accepted or refuted on that basis.” Although In-Home Berard-based A.I.T. formal clinical trials have not been completed, there are case studies and testimonials from clients and Berard Practitioners from around the world. Dr. Berard wrote, “…the search, conducted with a willingness to see what is there, is a never-ending adventure, with the richest of rewards.” (pg.94) These rewards have been experienced by numerous families who have benefited from Berard A.I.T. In-home programs.  With advances in technology, in-home programs have been successfully implemented throughout the world, since 2004. This has been particularly important for clients who would not have been able to recieve A.I.T. in an office setting due to time, distance, and cost.

What improvements have been reported by teachers, parents and trainees

  • Reduction of hyper-acute and/or painful hearing
  • Less complaints of sounds causing pain or discomfort
  • Reduction in noise or tinnitus in the ear
  • Less startle responses to loud noises
  • More appropriate vocal intensity (volume)
  • More appropriate affect, expression and interaction
  • Easier, more frequent interaction with others, including increased eye contact
  • Improved language discrimination or comprehension
  • Greater interest in verbalization and communication
  • Exhibition of age appropriate behavior
  • Improved academic performance
  • Improvement in social skills
  • Increased comfort level
  • Less impulsivity and restlessness
  • Reduction in distractibility
  • Less lethargy

The Berard In-Home AIT program

Our In-home Auditory Integration Training Program works with your schedule, your individual needs and provides the best environment for your hard work.  In the USA, AIT is FDA approved as an Educational Intervention Program. Ongoing clinical studies continue to help explain how AIT improves peoples’ ability to not only hear, but to also understand what they hear. Thus, it improves more than just your hearing. It reshapes your future.

Supervised In-Home Berard AIT Programs are provided, as appropriate.  The home program is individualized for each person based upon a review of all of the following: (1) the applicant’s AIT Evaluation Form, (2) telephone evaluation(s), and (3) a local audiologist’s report, (4) comprehensive questionnaires, (5) in-home assessment.