Auditory-Visual Training

Do you trust your memory and enjoy group conversations in all environments?

Cheri developed Auditory-Visual Training Protocols to strengthen clients ability to listen with competing background sounds and speech, sound tolerance. And, refers when vision blurs and appears to double.

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Auditory-Visual Training Protocols

An Auditory-Visual Training Protocol is a step-by-step plan for your Auditory Integration Training program. When visual processing difficulties are diagnosed, Cheri collaborates with your developmental or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist to optimize the client’s responses to vision therapy and auditory integration training.

Why? To optimize learning at school and work; to improve listening with comprehension essential for note taking, collaboration, and getting the assignment done. Success! 

Auditory-Visual training protocols are developed using hearing evaluation and visual processing test results.  Most importantly, Cheri works hard to help you maintain progress.

Sadly, the most common cause of hearing loss is damage to inner cochlear hairs from loud sounds. However, damage can also occur to outer cochlear hairs. Cheri request this test.

When there is competing background speech or noise, is it more difficult to listen?

Interesting Auditory-Visual Facts

Eye movement, middle-ear bone movement, and speech are all motor movements intricately communicating with each other.  When you hear a sound, you instinctively turn your eyes toward the sound. While you look for the source of the sound, you know what you are looking for because you have already labeled the sound.

Interesting Fact

Have you ever wondered why sounds make you look?  Recently, researchers found evidence that what you hear stimulates eye movement milliseconds before your eardrum moves.  Your auditory, visual, and motor neural pathways constantly interact.

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Auditory Integration Training is based on:

  • Comprehensive Hearing Test with the help of Cheri
  • Comprehensive Visual Evaluation
  • Your Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire Report
  • An Ear, Nose, and Throat evaluation if never seen by an ENT doctor
  • Medical history
  • Trauma history, injuries
  • Emotional health
  • Academic challenges
Auditory-Visual Protocols strengthen sound tolerance

Sound Intolerance & Auditory Supression Affects Listening

When overstimulated, the brain instinctively suppresses auditory neural pathways. Interesting, this is one of the reasons you find it difficult to hear after you attend a loud rock concert. Your brain created a temporary hearing loss.

Do you find it difficult to learn-listen after being in a noisy place like a cafetaria, gym, or movie theater?

Unfortunately, diminished hearing can result in lack of auditory suppression allowing harmful levels of sound to overstimulate the person.

Visual Suppression Interferes with Learning

Can you imagine having to consciously process information from each eye? That would be emotionally exhausting.

Imagine learning with chronic double vision.

Your anxiety is high when you must figure out which image is real and which one is fake.

Writing and boardwork is a like climbing Mt Everest every day! 

When eyes fail to work together, the distance between your eyes and objects constantly fluctuates.

Does reading make you feel exhausted, naseous? Do you enjoy movement like swinging?

I am still astonished by what I experienced when I unexpectedly loss part of my vision. Then, I experienced a miracle in my vision loss journey.

Complete a Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire to learn how the world of sights and sounds are affecting learning, listening, and emotional health.

An Interesting Fact:

The brain copes by suppressing information from the second, less clear image, which arrived milliseconds after the first image.

Learn what to observe and how to observe by purchasing my Moore Auditory-Visual Observation Activity Booklet.

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Why Complete a Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire?

To improve learning and social experiences at work, school, and home.

Your Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire Report supports requests for additional hearing tests written in a letter by Cheri.

When there are auditory processing behavioral characteristics, Cheri completes your Test of Auditory-Visual Skills or refers you to a specialist for screening. 


Cheri understands how overwhelming the cost becomes, especially when more than one family member needs help. Cheri provides:

  1. Family discounts
  2. Itemized cost due to individualized needs of each client
  3. Monthly payment plans.
  4. Names of organizations that provide financial help for glasses and hearing aids

Learn more about the cost on the Explanation of Cost page.

Advocacy Help for Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations

Hope is powerful in helping us all become motivated to set goals.

Receive help asking for hearing tests not typically completed during a hearing evaluation.

Cheri provides resources and connects you with professionals near your home specializing in your area of concern.

When there is finanacial need, Cheri connects you with community resources.

While you wait for your hearing and visual evaluation results, Cheri provides immediate help with school and workplace accommodation letters. 

Continuing Dr. Berard’s legacy with ear, nose, and throat wellness exams.

Resolving medical issues or identifying the need for hearing aids or the Roger Focused Amplification System helps you maintain progress after  Auditory Integration Training. 

  • Ear health
  • Eardrum movement
  • Middle ear pressure
  • Middle ear bone movement
  • Hearing acuity of inner cochlear hairs and outer cochlear
  • Tolerance to loud sounds

A Developmental Visual Evaluation reveals how the brain uses what the the eyes just saw.

  • Eye health
  • Eye alignment
  • 20/20 vision
  • Clear and single vision, visual processing skills

Is your visual system strong enough to handle sound stimulation?

Interesting Fact: When your hearing system is under-stimulated, movement is wonderful for your brain. 

Weak Visual Processing Skills Effect Your Auditory System

Sadly, hearing loss creates additional difficulties like weak visual processing skills. 

Have you ever felt the ground move?  

If so, I hope it was temporary. Your inner ear’s vestibular system needs stimulation from sound energy and movement. The vestibular system helps you maintain your balance and move your head without feeling off-balance. 

Strong Auditory-Visual Processing Skills Essential for All Ages

Your brain learns these instinctive movements during the first 26 years of life through what is seen and heard.

Of significant the maintenance of cognitive skills and instinctive movements require strong auditory and visual processing skills. 

My hearing loss with sound intolerance page shares what researchers found. Stimulation from your hearing and visual system affects all ages, the young and old.

When there is sound intolerance and hearing loss, auditory integration training helps clients successfully wear their hearing aids.

FDA Statement On AIT

“Auditory Integration Training remediates impairments in auditory discrimination (sound sensitivity and auditory distortion) associated with Autism, Learning Disabilities, and related disorders – ADD, ADHD, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Deficits), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia.

Are you ready to complete the Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire?

Discover what questions to ask and what to observe during visual activities.
Complete the questionnaire to receive your Auditory-Visual Report.