Course. Forbrain is suitable from 3 years old to adults (with some exceptions - see this section for details). The voice and ear play an important role in our ability to communicate. Forbrain is used for personal development purposes (public speaking, improving speaking and singing voice) and as a therapeutic approach to help people with more severe disorders.

Your progress will depend on several factors such as your specific difficulty, your demographics (gender, age, etc.) AND your use of Forbrain.

Forbrain has two main advantages:

  • The first benefit is immediate. Because Forbrain changes your perception, you can instantly and naturally adjust your voice. This customisation helps to better integrate the information you receive while using the headset.
  • The second advantage will be in the medium term. Forbrain is used like any teaching and learning tool. The aim is not to replace or compensate for your brain's natural process of listening to and reproducing sounds (auditory feedback), but to teach your brain to fully utilise this process.

Forbrain is a painless and non-invasive sensory stimulation device. As with any stimulation, Forbrain can excite and fatigue the user during sessions. Forbrain is not suitable for:

  • Children under 3 years of age
  • For people with Parkinson's disease
  • People with hearing loss in both ears 80%
  • People with a cochlear implant
  • People with epilepsy (except for specialist counselling).

Whether your child has difficulties, is young or a teenager, you may think that the next 40 days could be a real challenge not only for them but also for you. Here are some tips that may help.

We understand that the programme may take up a lot of your child's time. If possible, help them to understand the purpose of the programme. Explain the positive changes that will occur. Remember that motivation is part of the success of any programme! Don't force your child, instead find ways to allow him/her to embrace and enjoy the programme. Positive reinforcement can always be helpful, as can the use of visual calendars or timetables. It is important to tailor explanations to your child's age and understanding. Here are some helpful tips:

Familiarising yourself with your child's technology

Bone conduction is very interesting.

You can explain how your "bones" can listen. Have them feel bone conduction and explain that it is "directly connected to the brain" and goes through certain parts of the ear:

  • Invite them to plug their ears and speak out loud; feel their voice in your head
  • Invite them to put one hand on the top of their head, close their mouth and say "mmmmmmmmmmmmmm". They will feel a vibration in their head.
  • While holding the Soundsory in your hand, set the volume to maximum and have him/her touch the bone conductor on top of the bracelet with his/her fingers to feel the vibration.

The dynamic filtering is very surprising.

You can also draw his/her attention to the dynamic filter by asking him/her to alert you every time he/she notices sound contrasts, even if they are small. You can explain that the brain is very sensitive to such sudden changes and this is a way to get attention. For example, when someone snaps his/her fingers to get your attention. The dynamic filter attracts the brain's attention.Music is varied and memorable.There are so many varieties of music in the programme. Ask your child to try to find out what style of music each one belongs to if they can. If not, try to move or dance according to the style of music.

Familiarisation with the sessions

Soundsory can be used by the whole family. It is always nice to show that mum or dad is also using Soundsory. This can spark his or her interest and make him or her feel more comfortable while using it. This is also a good opportunity to share something special with your child. Show them that they are not the only one who may be facing difficulties. That everyone can benefit from the app! You should also organise classes at the same time of day, which will help build good listening habits. If after all the classroom explanations he still doesn't want to use Soundsory just "because", here's a top tip: show him how you can activate Bluetooth mode and directly connect the headphones to the phone. Let your child listen to his favourite songs on his cool new wireless headphones! Once he sees it, it will be a great negotiating tool!