Who is Pr Tomatis ?
Alfred A. Tomatis (1 janvier 1920 - 25 décembre 2001) était otolaryngologiste (ORL) internationalement connu et chercheur . Il a obtenu son doctorat de l'École de médecine de Paris. Ses théories de médecine alternative de l'audition et l'écoute sont connus comme la méthode Tomatis ou Audio-Psycho-Phonology (APP).
Tomatis a commencé par soigner les chanteurs professionnels dans sa ville natale, Nice. Il est persuadé qu'une audition et une écoute défaillante sont la cause d'une variété de maux. Son test d'écoute et plus tard sa thérapie de l'écoute soutenue par l'oreille électronique ont été conçus pour atténuer ces problèmes.
Les prix et distinctions de Tomatis incluent:
- Chevaliers de la santé publique (1951)
- Médaille d'or pour la recherche scientifique Bruxelles (1958)
- Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris (1962)
- Prix Isaure Clemence (1967)
- Médaille d'or de la Société "Arts, Sciences et Lettres" (1968)
- Le mérite culturel et artistique du commandant (1970)
- Médaille d'honneur pour la promotion des arts et des lettres (1992).
Alfred A. Tomatis (1 January 1920 – 25 December 2001) was an internationally known otolaryngologist, and inventor. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Paris School of Medicine. His alternative medicine theories of hearing and listening are known as the Tomatis method or Audio-Psycho-Phonology (APP).
Tomatis' approach began as an effort to help professional singers in his native Nice based on his idea that errant hearing is the root cause of a variety of ailments. His Listening Test and later his Electronic Ear therapy were designed to alleviate these problems.
Awards and honors
Tomatis' awards and honors include:
- Knights of Public Health (1951)
- Gold Medal for Scientific Research Brussels (1958)
- Grand Medal of Vermeil from the City of Paris (1962)
- Price Isaure Clemence (1967)
- Gold Medal of the Society "Arts, Sciences and Letters" (1968)
- Commander's Cultural and Artistic Merit (1970)
- Medal of Honor Society for Promoting Arts and Letters (1992).
The Tomatis effect
Tomatis adapted his techniques to target diverse disorders including auditory processing problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism, and sensory processing and motor-skill difficulties. It is also claimed to have helped adults fight depression, learn foreign languages faster, develop better communication skills, and improve both creativity and on-the-job performance. About some musicians, singers and actors it is also claimed they have said they had found it helpful for fine-tuning their tonal and harmonic skills.
The Tomatis Method uses recordings by Mozart and Gregorian Chant as well as of the patient's mother's voice. Tomatis' use of Mozart is not to be confused with so-called Mozart Effect popularized by American author and music researcher Don Campbell. Although Tomatis coined the phrase, his method is not directly related to claims that listening to Mozart increases intelligence.
Tomatis wrote fourteen books and over two thousand articles. His Ear and Language, The Conscious Ear and The Ear and the Voice have been translated into English.