The TOMATIS Method was developed by Alfred TOMATIS (1920-2001), a French Ear
Nose and Throat physician. He devoted a considerable part of his career to studying
the relationship between the ear and the voice, and by extension, between listening
His discoveries were validated at the physiology laboratory of the Sorbonne and were
presented to the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Medicine in Paris in 1957 and 1960.
The papers he presented defined the “TOMATIS laws”, stated as follows:
The TOMATIS Method is based on a number of concepts about how the human being
develops, processes information, communicates with self and others and, finally, learns.
In the course of his research Dr. TOMATIS developed a training process that enables
the individual to regain skills of analysis, concentration and communication. Indeed,
thanks to a set of pedagogical tools, our method simultaneously works on three core
functions of the ear, namely hearing, balance and energy.
- The voice contains only what the ear hears;
- If you change hearing, the voice is immediately and unconsciously modified;
- It is possible to durably transform phonation by sustaining auditory stimulation for a
specific given time (law of remanence).
Taking into account the fundamental role of sensory influence in human function, the
TOMATIS Method facilitates:
As sole owner of the TOMATIS Method, TOMATIS Développement SA is continuing
the tradition of its founder while striving to make the method more understandable and
accessible and more efficient with the help of technological and scientific progress.
The company thus combines 50 years of experience in the TOMATIS Method with
the latest research in neuro and cognitive sciences in order to develop innovative and
non-invasive products to optimize learning, listening and communication processes.
- Language and communication;
- Learning processes;
- Personal and behavioral development;
- Work on the body, posture and voice;
- Learning foreign languages.