Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic listening is a treatment technique that uses sound stimulation within treatment to improve the vestibular-cochlear system and thus make an impact on the nervous system. Patients listen to specifically altered music using headphones while engaging in sensory motor activities.

  • Therapeutic listening may be beneficial if a child has concerns in the following areas:
  • Hypersensitivity to things he or she touches, tastes, sees or hears.
  • Hypersensitivities to balance and special relationships with other people and objects.
  • Has difficulty regulating him/herself, such as having difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  • Difficulty identifying the sources of sounds in environment.
  • Difficulty looking and listening at the same time.
  • Difficulty with coordinating movement on both sides of the body at the same time.
  • Lack of coordination (appearing clumsy).
  • Approaches tasks in disorganized or inefficient manner.
  • Difficulty making eye contact.
  • Difficulty interpreting or expressing appropriate facial and body language.
  • Difficulty understanding the emotions of others.
  • Difficulty expressing wants, needs or emotions.
  • Poor ability to focus and sustain attention.

For more information on therapeutic listening, please visit the official Vital Links website.