She is all ears

She is all ears

Heidrun fischer hort more than others. Not only because she has been training listening for years, but because she has a third ear, an "electronic ear". It consists of cables, a screen, a music system and a kind of mixing console.

Here heidrun fischer produces music and voice programs; experiments with frequencies, mixes them in or filters them out – depending on what is healing for her clients.
"Tomatis" the method is called; named after the french doctor alfred tomatis. He died in 2001 – and it is only today that the technical possibilities exist to realize what he had researched in the 1950s, heidrun fischer tells us. "Many thought he was a crackpot."
But now that researchers have discovered the plasticity of the brain, we can understand what the french doctor already knew 60 years ago: the pathways and hormone patterns in the brain can be altered by a different acoustic stimulus.

Heidrun fischer, a trained pedagogue, first heard about these connections six years ago. Until then, she had relied on classical padagogy to teach children with learning difficulties. Today, she knows how pointless a purely pedagogical approach can be: "if a child can't distinguish the letter b from the letter p, for example, then years of writing dictation won't help either."

Double meaning

Here the therapy: it's not learning materials that are trained, but auditory perception. "For me, everything revolves around the ear", says the 51-year-old, who also treats adults. In our culture of seeing, the ear is underestimated. Although the ear with its ability to hear and to provide balance is "a double and therefore the most important sense" be.

The monchengladbach native studied for a year and a half before opening her practice in kunreuth in 2008. The place is quiet, an essential reason to settle here. In the noise of a city, a part of the hor cure was hardly practicable.

First of all, heidrun fischer asks the client to take a seat at the audiometer. A headset is then used to play sound frequencies of various highs. As soon as the client hears a tone, he raises his hand. A horprofile arises. "We perceive well when air and bone sound go well together", says the therapist. It shows how the hearing profile can be represented in curves: the red curve gives information about the function of the bone sound conduction, the blue curve shows the function of the air sound conduction. The course of the curves informs about possible horde deficits.

And then heidrun fischer sits down at her electronic ear. Most of the time she works with the music of wolfgang amadeus mozart. His music is "particularly rich in frequencies". The "acoustic milieu, the therapy she offers stimulates the auditory system over certain frequencies and sound levels. "This is how I influence the processing in the brain of the listener via the program."

If you want to learn this way, you have to be relaxed: twelve days in a row, two hours a day, sitting in a chair with the headphones on your ears, looking at the garden or with your eyes closed. Talking to heidrun fischer before and after the session. The technical aspect of the method should not obscure the fact that the half of the effect is due to the "therapeutic presence" will be achieved. After a six-week break, another twelve days of therapy follow. Something changes in everyone, says heidrun fischer.

Moods horen

Sometimes the changes are spectacular. For example, the child in the second grade who was supposed to go to the ford school. Reading and writing were out of the question, the child "dreamed away every time". It was considered "unsustainable, heidrun fischer remembers. After 24 hor sessions, the dreaminess was over. The boy was able to stay in school, now attends the fourth grade, is a well-adjusted child and writes twos and threes.

Or the man who works in a senior position at a technology company; he had to give presentations even though he was a stutterer and also suffered from hearing problems. This caused the man pure stress.
He started the cure: already after the third day he had "the feeling of balance" tracked. "I've also had virtually no more problems with speaking.", he remembers. At first, he thought it was a coincidence, because "with stutterers, there are always good and bad phases of speech.
But the change remained: "strangely enough, I hardly think about my language problem now, in languages I am concentrated on the task at hand."

Rarely are the changes so drastic, says heidrun fischer. But from her own experience, she knows that the willingness to listen increases with a hor cure – and with it the ability to communicate. The ear is "always the bridge to the others". And bad hearing should not automatically be confused with hard hearing, says heidrun fischer: behind it often lies the inability "to hear the moods and intermediate tones of others.

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