Dr. Tomatis defined listening and hearing differently. Hearing is the passive reception of sound. Listening is the active participation in what you hear. You can have good hearing at the same time that you have poor listening.
Listening is invisible. The only way to get at it is indirectly – through skills that are related to it in one way or another. Dr. Young offers this Listening Checklist* to evaluate your own or your child’s listening skills. There is no score; simply check as many boxes as you feel apply. It will help you discern where listening can improve
and offer a starting point for discussion about the Tomatis® Method.