I had to write just one more helpful “nugget”… I just discovered that SOME young children have difficulties in school because of weak muscles in the INNER EAR. I’m not a doctor so bear with me as I try to explain this. This is not a medical diagnosis nor a medical recommendation nor a therapy. This is purely for informational purposes only. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW to learn more.  It just might be of interest to some of you.

The inner ear muscles may need to be strengthened for a child to comprehend quicker. With some of the muscles being weak, the child must boost his or her comprehension by forcing the brain to assist in a somewhat unnatural, complex and lengthy manner leaving that child far behind those around him or her.  It’s much like hunting for a missing piece of the puzzle while the rest of the children have left the room. After the child finds, orients and fits that missing piece, looks up and sees an “empty room” the child must jump to his or her feet, dash out of the room and search the halls to catch up to the other children. It can be an emotionally frightening experience when learning anything new…and the child just might shut down and appear disinterested or to be staring blankly at a teacher.  That child may be classified as mentally challenged when it may just be a weak muscle in the inner ear that with proper attention can be strengthened early enough so the child can develop “normally”.

Weak inner ear hearing muscles can cause many problems, some of which may be misdiagnosed as learning deficits or attention and concentration problems. Instead, the child may be very intelligent, and possibly more so than those around him or her because of the continuous challenge of only partially hearing sounds and then trying to solve the mental problem of making those sounds sound like a recognizable word and then trying to sort through a lengthy list of possible words into a sentence that makes sense. By the time the child sorts through the possible combinations, the world around the child has moved onto other topics. Repeat this frustration often enough and the child just might shut down to avoid the mental exhaustion.

Is it possible to boost attention, concentration, emotionality, and intelligence by listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading stories at an early age or when the child is still at the foetus stage in a womb?  IT APPEARS QUITE POSSIBLE.

Can children who appear to have learning deficits correct some or all of that by listening to music, singing, dancing, and reading stories at an early age or when the child is still at the foetus stage in a womb?  IT APPEARS QUITE POSSIBLE.

There is a process available that claims to strengthen those delicate, special inner ear muscles and to help not only children, but adults as well. You’ve heard the adage before: “It may never be too late to fix it!”

Watch the video and from it capture these takeaways:

  1. When PREGNANT, listening to music singing, dancing, reading stories aloud, talking out loud to yourself, might be very helpful to the developing foetus.
  2. Even for newborns, toddlers, children of all ages, and even adults, listening to music singing, dancing, reading stories aloud, talking out loud to yourself, might be very helpful to strengthening the tiny, essential inner ear muscles that may help comprehension.
  3. A frequency of about 8,000 Hz, (hertz), the frequency of a mother’s voice is very beneficial to babies in the womb. If you are pregnant, talk, sing, read stories aloud so you can strengthen the tiny developing inner ear muscles of that special person in your womb.
  4. If your child, or grandchild, exhibits developmental problems, attention disorders, don’t assume he or she is stupid, or has an uncorrectable mental disadvantage. It may be weak muscles in the hearing complex that causes confusion with words as noted above.
  5. The inner ear muscles that may be weak are the ones sensitive to HIGH FREQUENCIES. The therapy in the following method, called the TOMATIS brand METHOD  uses music with high frequencies, (pitch), GREGORIAN CHANTS, MOZART, and STRAUSS for 2 hours daily for 15 days. Two such sessions. Parents often notice improvements in their children after about 5 days.  [I don’t know if this is a possible do-it-yourself program? But the internet is a wonderful thing when used to help solve problems.]
  6. WARNING:  do NOT USE LOUD VOLUME!!  This is a muscle strengthening program for the inner ear and the inner ear is DELICATE so do not use loud volume…even as an adult!

VIDEO STARTS HERE. [NOTE: I do not endorse this system and am not affiliated or representing them beyond what appears in this article. I am presenting this merely as an interesting technique that is used with some children.]