Below you will find a list of books in English relating to The Tomatis Method®.
The Conscious Ear, My Life of Transformation Through
Listening by Alfred A. Tomatis, Station Hill Press, 1991.
This is the autobiography of Dr. Alfred Tomatis. It is an extraordinary
journey of a man who as a physician, psychologist, and educator,
has had a revolutionary impact on our understanding of the ear,
opening the way to a transformation of human listening and a breakthrough
in the improvement of learning, communication, language, music,
creativity, and self esteem. The Conscious Ear brings you up close
to both the personal and the scientific process of conscious change
– including the inevitable resistance to that change. Dr.
Tomatis brings to bear the discoveries of many domains: education,
psychology, audiology, speech/language, medicine, music and engineering.
He addresses some of the most difficult therapeutic/educational
problems now facing us, psychologically & emotionally –
anxiety, depression, fatigue, memory, concentration, motivation,
creativity, balance – and explains how they are affected and
controlled by the ear. This book is for anyone interested in understanding
the benefits of conscious listening and will "open the ears"
in many surprising ways.
The Ear and Language, by Alfred A. Tomatis. Moulin Press,
Dr. Tomatis was a pioneer and visionary who demonstrated the relationship
that exists between the ear and the voice, now technically known
as the Tomatis Effect. This book is considered to be the cornerstone
of The Tomatis Method®. The book was Tomatis' first book and
it lays down the major ideas of his research: the role of the ear
in human development; differences between hearing and listening;
language and laterality; language and the body.
The Ear and the Voice, by Alfred A. Tomatis, Scarecrow
This translation has been adapted to make it more accessible to
a broad audience. The book has been divided into three parts that
can be read separately or together. Part I introduces Tomatis' general
concepts as they apply to the art of singing. Part II is a basic
introduction to the anatomy of the ear and how its functions relate
to the brain and the rest of the body. Part III gives practical
advice on singing, posture and matters pertaining primarily to musicians
When Listening Comes Alive, by Paul Madaule, Moulin Press,
This is a great book to introduce the reader to the ideas of Dr.
Tomatis. It is clearly written and illustrates the main concepts
of The Tomatis Method® by using cases studies from Paul Madaule's
clinical experience. It is a must read for people interested in
listening, a skill that we each have – that can improve communication,
creativity, learning ability, thus allowing a fuller and more energetic
life. Teachers, educators, therapists will find plenty to learn
to enrich their practice. The book also provides a series of self-help
exercises to develop listening skills.