INTRODUCTION

Forbrain is the flagship product of Sound for Life and has inherited its science from the Tomatis Method, the most advanced program in Sound Therapy which has evolved over a period of sixty years. Forbrain is an award-winning neural device that has shown conclusive results in enhancing the speech, attentional strengthening, and focus. Built with bone conduction technology and a unique dynamic filter, the device provides the user instantaneous feedback of their own voice which creates an enhanced auditory-feedback loop.

Forbrain's dynamic filter helps people to improve attention, focus, memory, auditory and sensory processing.

FORBRAIN'S AUDITORY TECHNOLOGY

What is the Auditory Feedback Loop?

It is the natural process by which every individual perceives, analyses, assimilates, and continuously adjusts the information received and produced through sound.

To function properly, this audio-vocal loop draws on the abilities of auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, and integration of rhythm that each person activates effortlessly. These skills are natural to human function and go far beyond speech. They are necessary for all learning processes.

How does Forbrain enhance the Auditory Feedback Loop?

Forbrain headphones amplify high-frequency vibration and simultaneously diminish low-frequency to help the user create and process sound. The patented electronic dynamic filter blocks out environmental noise—isolating and amplifying the user’s voice, giving the nervous system a solid sensory workout. It also enhances long vowels and other sounds critical for keeping the brain stimulated and alert. The resulting sound is delivered to the nervous system and the brain through bone conduction which is 10 times faster than air conduction.

The user hears their own voice filtered with alternating contrasts. This shifting of sound or alternation will occur mainly at the beginning of spoken words and long vowels; they are also called the “clear sounds” that are essential for building language. By hearing and choosing this new perception of sound play, the user instantly and subconsciously improves cortical stimulation. A continuous workout with Forbrain headphones leads to:

  • Cortical Stimulation - essential for speech, learning, attention, memory, and social communication.
  • Vestibular Stimulation - essential for managing motion, core stability, motor planning, balance, and spatial orientation.

AD(H)D AND FORBRAIN

What is AD(H)D?

ADHD is a neurological condition that impacts executive function, working memory, impulsivity, focus, distractibility, and emotional health.

The three types* of ADHD are:

  • Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD
  • Primarily Inattentive ADHD (formerly called ADD)
  • Combined Type ADHD

 

Symptoms 

Most Pediatricians and Therapists who recommend Forbrain are successfully working with ADHD clients who display the symptoms:

  • Short attention-span/Easily distracted
  • Stuttering/Speech production and coordination
  • Struggling with short-term or long-term memory
  • Lack of mental clarity
  • Problems with information comprehension (listening or reading)
  • Inability to stick to an activity for a long period of time

 

How does Forbrain help in improving Attention?

Our ability to sustain attention depends on our general state of alertness and vigilance, enabling the nervous system to be receptive to all forms of incoming information. However, to function optimally the brain requires stimuli, and 80% of sensory information is received via the ear. Forbrain works on enhancing sound processing by favoring the transmission of the higher frequencies of the voice to the brain which results in a state of cortical alertness. The dynamic filter also creates variations in voice intensity and resonance, the effect of which is to continually surprise the brain, thus keeping it in a state of alertness. The purpose of this is to help strengthen automatic mechanisms of change-detection and adjustment, thus enhancing our attention level.

This enhanced level of cortical alertness improves our ability to eliminate distractions, a major cause of inefficiency. Sustained attention allows clearer thinking, greater productivity, and improved memory.

 

APPLICATION & ACTIVITIES

Who can use Forbrain? 

Forbrain is a universal tool, it can be used by anyone from the age three and above. Forbrain is recommended by over 5000+ professionals around the world as the go-to tool to improve learning. 

Activities to do with Forbrain

Forbrain can be used as a stand-alone home-based tool or as a complementary tool to various therapies. To ensure successful results, users are recommended to practice daily for 20 minutes for at least 40 days. The following are a few examples of how one could utilize the device independently and jointly:

  • Individually – Read books or articles aloud, complete pronunciation and conversation exercises in native or foreign languages, practice monologues, review previous lessons, sing, etc.
  • With a partner/parent – Perform playwright literature, quiz vocabulary pronunciation and memorization, participate in role-playing games, etc.
  • With a professional – Run through any variety of verbal exercises during work sessions with a therapist, teacher, or coach.

Posture for using Forbrain for improved Attention

  • Sit up straight without stooping or arching your back, place your feet flat on the floor, and your head rests naturally and relaxed on the top of your spine.
  • Remove all multimedia distractions from your vicinity while practicing with Forbrain.

SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

A scientific case study (2.1) by Carles Escera, PhD, Professor, Director of Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, University of Barcelona was conducted to study "speech, auditory processing and attentional strengthening with Forbrain".

He concluded that "The results suggest that Forbrain could be helpful in improving focus in those who have attention disorders such as ADHD, and those who have difficulties with speech production and auditory processing. Moreover, any improvement in attention, such as was demonstrated in this study, could have benefits to everyone on memory, focus and fluency."  

RECOMMENDED BY OVER 5000+ PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE

Kara uses Forbrain and observes benefits like improved motor skills during sessions, modulated rate, rhythm, and intensity of the voice, improved attention to tasks and improved ability to communicate thoughts to others. Read More.

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Kara Tavolacci Occupational Therapist

Charlotte explained, "Everyone is a good candidate for Forbrain." She works with individuals between the ages of three and seventy for all types of difficulties. Clients such as students who want to improve their learning abilities and elderly people who want to maintain their level of cognitive function have all benefited from the use of Forbrain and her approaches. Read More.

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Charlotte Davies Educator

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*Three types of ADHD: Source ADDITUDEMAG

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