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Meet Paul Madaule

Retraining How the Brain Processes Sound to Improve Autism, Learning Difficulties, and Cognition

Born in France, Paul Madaule founded the Listening Centre in 1978, which has helped over 20,000 people  with Autism, Dyslexia, and other learning difficulties internationally to train their brain to process sound more completely, which impacts learning ability, attention, motor coordination, self-regulation, balance and more.  Located in Toronto, Canada, The Listening Centre uses their proprietary portable audio device known as LiFT to treat patients across the globe remotely.  


While obtaining his Psychology degree (1972) from University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paul trained with Dr. Alfred Tomatis, the founding father of listening therapy, and co-authored About the Tomatis Method. Paul’s book When Listening Comes Alive, which explains his methodology and the supporting science was first published in 1993 and has been translated in ten languages.


The application of the Listening Training program on children with autism is featured in the documentary film The Child That You Do Have (1994). More recently, Norman Doidge MD, has written an engaging portrayal of Paul and a detailed explanation of his work at The Listening Centre in his book The Brain’s Way of Healing (2015).

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