Below you'll find a list of books in English
regarding the Tomatis Method. Please also see the
complete Bibliography of
books written by Dr. Tomatis.
award winning book is,
according to Léna Tomatis,
not just a simple introduction, but a masterly presentation of the
discoveries of her late husband. The book received
the Independent Publishers Award for the best book published in 2005 in the
category of psychology and mental health. It also received the 2008
Eric Hoffer Legacy Award, honoring books of lasting importance. Even though
the book is an in-depth presentation of the work of Dr. Tomatis, it is easy
to read thanks to the many examples taken from the practice of the author. This is a "must read" book for parents, teachers,
psychologists and musicians. To get a flavor of the book, please see the
Contents and the
page. You may also want to read the
by Léna Tomatis, Don Campbell and Joshua Leeds. You can purchase the book online by clicking the
The Ear and the Voice, by Alfred A.
Tomatis, translated by Roberta Prada and Pierre Sollier. This translation of
Tomatis' discoveries has been adapted by Roberta Prada and Francis Keeping to make it accessible to a broad
audience. The Ear and the Voice is for everyone who wants to understand and
experience the benefits of conscientious listening. 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. It also explains how the vocal apparatus works. Part III gives
practical advice on singing, posture and matters pertaining primarily to musicians
The book can be ordered via www.amazon.com
or via the publisher (www.scarecrowpress.com).
Mozart Knocks Autism on its Ear, by Sharon
Ruben. The only book of its kind that depicts a little girl’s RECOVERY
from autism using the Tomatis Method. Sharon Ruben takes you on an
incredible journey from tragedy to triumph. She shares with parents how
early intervention and the music of Mozart pulled her daughter out of autism
and off of the spectrum at 4 years old. You can purchase signed copies of
the book at
Bodies through Sound Therapy by Dorinne Davis, reviews information about
the ear, sound, neurology, our cellular matrix, and the various current
sound-based therapies. It provides answers about the current sound based
therapies as to what the therapies are, how they work, why they work, and
when to do the therapies if needed, so that both the professional and
consumer will know that sound energy is a valuable learning and well-being
As the Tomatis Method is key to the success of the foundational needs of
most individuals who can benefit from sound-based therapies, this book is
important for anyone interested in the Tomatis Method. This book is hailed
as a primer for all sound therapy.
You can purchase the book at
A Miracle by Dorinne Davis. This book explores the success stories of
sound therapy based upon the use of the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy
Protocol (DETP®). The author interviews a wide cross section of her
clientele from her 14 years in Sound Therapy. She skillfully shares each
person’s story, highlighting their challenges, struggles and daily miracles
in their own words. Each chapter offers an analytical critique that explains
why the sound therapy worked and how it was able to make major positive
change in the person’s life. The Tomatis Method made a major impact on all
of the stories reported. Some of the stories include people with autism,
AD/HD, hyperacousis, OCD, dyslexia, as well as people leading normal lives.
Each story will bring a warm feeling to your heart and enlighten you to the
beautiful miracles happening with sound therapy.
You can purchase the book at
The Conscious Ear, by Alfred A. Tomatis, Station Hill Press. This is Dr.
Tomatis' autobiography. Tomatis' life is the story of his discoveries and the many
challenges he confronted along the way. It is a fascinating journey into a researcher's
mind. The reader follows step by step the reasons that led Tomatis to call his own
scientific beliefs into question and to develop progressively the Tomatis Method. Anyone
interested in music, sound and health should read this book that "opens the ear" in
many surprising ways. This book is out of print, but you may be able to
find it in a second hand book store.
When Listening Comes Alive, by Paul Madaule, Moulin Press, 1994. Paul Madaule
is the director of the Listening Center in Toronto. His book is a wonderful
introduction to Dr. Tomatis' ideas. Written in a clear style, the book
illustrates the main concepts of the Tomatis Method by using cases studies taken
from Paul's clinical experience. It is a must read for parents looking for
resources to help their children. 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.
The Ear and Language, by Alfred A. Tomatis. The book, published in France in 1963, was Tomatis' first book and
the major ideas of his research: the role of the ear in human development; differences between
hearing and listening; language and laterality; language and body image. The
book can be ordered via www.amazon.com.
Why Mozart? This book
is more or less Tomatis' philosophical testament. It has not been translated
into English, but attached is an English summary
written by Pierre Sollier.
Depardieu, a biography by Paul Chutkow, Knopf, 1994. In this carefully researched book, Paul Chutkow follows the career of the great French actor Gerard Depardieu who credits Tomatis as one of the few people who were instrumental in his development. "Alfred Tomatis opened me up to language. Before Tomatis, I could not complete any of my sentences. It was he who helped give continuity to my thoughts, and he was he who gave me the power to synthesize and understand what I was thinking" (p.151). The book is an inspiring example for actors and a good example of what the Tomatis Method can achieve.
Video. The Toronto Tomatis Center has a video on Autism and the Tomatis
Method. This video shows three families grappling with the autism of their child. Paul
Madaule, the director of the Listening Center in Toronto, is interviewed along
with the parents and explains how the Tomatis Method helped those autistic
children. This is a good source of information for parents who have to deal
with an autistic child.