A bone conduction headset with technology for speech, language, reading, and auditory difficulties, designed to help with brain stimulation, sensory integration, and attention? What an interesting concept! Forbrain - Sound for Life Ltd was created for that purpose and more, so after looking over their website and learning more about it, we appreciated the chance to give it a try over the last several weeks and share our review about it. Read on to find out more about this product and our experience with it!
About Forbrain - Sound For Life Ltd
Forbrain is an intriguing piece of technology that "uses your voice to train your brain". It's a simple to use, lightweight headset that, to me, appears a lot like the headphones with microphone that one might wear as a secretary or at a customer service call center, but this one has features that make it far different from a simple set of headphones. Additionally, this one doesn't actually cover your ears (or sit just inside them like ear buds might). Instead, the earpiece actually sits just in front of the ear canal opening, allowing bone conduction technology to help the speaker hear themselves more clearly while not inhibiting the ability to hear outside noises clearly and normally.
We received the headset with bone conduction technology and a dynamic filter, along with a few microphone covers, a sturdy case, a charging cord, and a short, to-the-point instruction booklet.
It is recommended that the headset is used five days a week for a session of 6-10 weeks, in order to improve in a number of areas, including speech, reading, short-term memory, auditory processing, sensory integration, attention, speaking and presentation skills, and more! Kids or adults can use it, though the time frame for each practice session is slightly different according to age. Younger ages use it for about 15 minutes a day, while teens use it for 20 minutes at a time. Intensive use might involve a bit longer time frame each day. During each usage, one simply speaks into the microphone and allows the device to create auditory feedback. The speaking can be from reading a book, singing, speaking, or presentation practice, verbal memory work, conversation with others, or any number of creative uses. It doesn't require any special program... just wear it and talk!
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