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And on this week’s show!
Every now and then I learn something completely and excitingly new after 8 years of interviewing people and today I learnt more about the audio neural pathways (ie the link between our ear function, brain, and nervous system) from our guest, Rafaele Joudry.
Rafaele has dedicated her life to helping people overcome auditory problems and enhance their lives through better ear and brain health. She pioneered the first portable Sound Therapy program after discovering how the program could benefit her mother’s hearing difficulties. Rafaele holds a Master of Psychology specializing in Sound Therapy. She has authored dozens of articles plus three best-selling books: Sound Therapy: Music to Recharge Your Brain, Triumph Over Tinnitus and Why Aren’t I Learning?
Sound Therapy International has treated many thousands of clients for conditions such as autism, stroke, brain injury, insomnia, Parkinson’s, tinnitus, depression, Alzheimer’s, and many other conditions using the Tomatis method of sound therapy that is – stimulation of the brain using high-frequency sound to repair the audio-neural pathways. Enjoy exploring sound therapy!
Questions I asked Rafaele:
- Sound Therapy has been a lifelong journey for you. What started it, and why is it so important for you to tell people about this program?
- Every year millions of people are told by their doctors that nothing can be done for tinnitus. This is not correct advice, and tinnitus sufferers need to receive accurate information about the help that is available.
- If people have hearing problems, normally they would go to their audiologist and get a hearing aid. Why would they need to look at Sound Therapy? Is it a better option?
- We hear a lot about brain plasticity and the importance of staying mentally and physically active, doing crosswords and learning musical instruments. What is missing from this discussion, and how we can enhance brain plasticity through sensory stimulation?
- Our environment is filled with damaging noise and dangerous chemicals, which affect our bodies and brains. We are seeing dramatic increases in conditions such as dementia, autism, asthma, arthritis, anxiety, and tinnitus. How can we better support people to heal from these conditions?
- So many children are struggling today to concentrate and learn. Auditory processing, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and self-regulation disorders affect a growing number of children each year. Where can parents turn for useful help they can apply at home?
- Stress, energy, and sleep- how does Sound Therapy help us to enhance our sleep and reduce stress?
- Sensory integration and autism – how does Sound Therapy assist those with autism or Sensory Integration Disorder?
- Learning and Auditory processing – How does Sound Therapy assist children with learning and developmental issues?
- Activating and repairing the brain- what results have we seen with stroke recovery and age-related memory loss?
About Rafaele Joudry:
As world leaders in self-help Sound Therapy, the Joudrys have enabled individuals from all walks of life to benefit from unique discoveries about the ear and brain. Based on research by specialists in hearing and the development of our nervous system, Sound Therapy can improve ear function and brain integration, relieve tinnitus and hyperacusis, and has a profound effect on the way the nervous system responds to stress.
Since founding Sound Therapy International in 1989, Rafaele has toured Australia, Europe & the USA as a lecturer to educate about the impact of sound upon our health. From 1989 Rafaele has given hundreds of radio and TV appearances such as New Inventors, ABC, Sunrise, Today, and The Circle.
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Other helpful links:
You can find more information on Rafaele Joudry, as well as how Sound Therapy works, here: https://mysoundtherapy.com/au/rafaele-joudry-speaker
Enjoy the show,