The Berard Method
The following is provided to describe Berard AIT so it may be differentiated from other sound-based interventions. This information is not intended to be complete or comprehensive, but provides key elements.
1. The practitioner is trained by an approved Berard AIT Instructor.
2. The practitioner is using one of the Berard AIT approved devices: the Earducator™ or the Audiokinetron. These are the ONLY two devices currently approved for Berard AIT.
3. The practitioner follows the Berard AIT protocol. Key points include: 10 days of listening sessions provided 2 times a day for 30 minutes each session. It is acceptable to have a 1 or 2 day break but only after the first 5 days of listening.
Filter selection is based on Dr. Berard’s article “Filtering Auditory Peaks: Using the Berard Method of AIT” (2000) or use of the online Filter Selection Program on www.drguyberard.com. The minimum age is 3 years, and there is no upper age limit. Music from the Approved Music List is generally used by the practitioners.
4. Audio tests are typically obtained prior to, at the midpoint, and at the end of the 10 hours of listening. The first and mid-point tests are used to determine whether any narrow-band filters will be used. If a reliable audio test can not be obtained, then no filters should be used.
5. “Booster” sessions are not permitted. If it appears that the individual may benefit from more AIT, the entire 10 days should be done.
6. Berard AIT is provided personally or under direct (on-site) supervision by the Berard AIT Professional Practitioner, with the audio stimulation direct from the Berard AIT device. The modulation is NEVER provided by CDs.
Sally Brockett, M.S. Approved by Dr. Guy Berard
May 1, 2006