Effectiveness of APP demonstrated by scientific studies
Scientific studies can be enormously time consuming and very expensive to implement. Generally, the intent of a study is to examine an isolated problem. Thus, the Mozart-Brain-Lab Institute in Belgium has developed a study on "the improvement of serious psychomotor and neurological disorders, treated with Audio-Psycho-Phonology per Tomatis, and measured by EEG Brain Mapping Electroencephalogram and Auditory Evoked Potentials ", published in the International Journal of Neurotherapy. The authors of this 2007 study are Jozef Vervoort, Professor Martien de Voight and neurologist Werner Van den Bergh.
Another study examining the impact of Audio-Psycho-Phonology on tinnitus was developed in collaboration with an Italian collaborator of MBL, Dr. Carmela Stillitano, APP therapist and researcher at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome, Italy (International Journal of Research in Medical and Health Sciences, June 2014).
A second scientific study by Dr. Stillitano showed significant improvement in the voice of a participant after 14 days of intensive treatment with the Brain Activator. Listening tests conducted before, during and after a two-week treatment, the exact settings of the Brain Activator and the protocol of musical pieces used, as well as a voice analysis, illustrated by color diagrams and recorded before and after the different listening units, give a very concrete picture of the progression of the treatment and of its successful outcome.
In a third study, the Italian researcher and MBL collaborator published an article on the effects of Professor Tomatis' therapy on the voice of artists. This work was published in July 2016 by the British publisher "Routledge" (Taylor and Francis Group) under the title "The Effects of the Tomatis Method on the Artistic Voice".
Jozef Vervoort, a tireless idealist born in 1940, would be ready to publish many more studies on the listening therapy according to Professor Alfred Tomatis, but his daily work at his two centers in Sint-Truiden leaves him very little time for undertaking large-scale studies.
However, he is eagerly awaiting the results of a study currently being conducted by Mozart-Brain-Lab in collaboration with Fachhochschule, a high school in Bielefeld, Germany, which examines the potential changes in family relations between children and their parents in the course of a therapy.
By the way, during the years that Professor Tomatis managed his own center in Paris, he preferred to devote his free time to writing books on the specialty he had developed and articles intended for medical journals, rather than engaging in long and tedious scientific studies.