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The Georgiana Institute has been a resource for information on Auditory Training since the publication of Sound of a Miracle, by Annabel Stehli (Doubleday '91).

Annabel Stehli, director of the Institute, and her daughter Georgie are thrilled to have been invited to be keynote speakers at an A.I.T. conference in London in March 2015. The event will be hosted by Rosalie Seymour, an outstanding Audiologist and Speech Pathologist, and a renowned and pioneering Auditory Training Practitioner since the early nineties in South Africa, and Ireland, as well as the U.K. Click on the link at the right for the complete conference brocure in PDF format (suitable for printing).

conference brochure bios of Annabel and Georgie
Read or print a PDF file of our November 2014 newsletter here.

Annabel welcomes questions and comments about Auditory Integration Training, Sound Sense, autism, and related disorders from individuals, parents, family members and professionals. She can be contacted by email, or by text or phone at (203) 994-8215.

BREAKTHROUGH: Sound Sense, an brand new A.I.T. program, is now available. This A.I.T. system for practitioners comes on an i-Pad with headphones, is very user friendly and getting great results. The Sound sense system can be ordered directly from The Sensory Clinic in the U.K. or from Annabel Stehli for $4500 USD including online training and an exam leading to certification by the Georgiana Institute. (Training and certification are optional and are not required).

For more information: see the brochure links at right or contact: Heather Isaac, A.I.T. Practitioner

What is AIT?
Auditory Integration Training is a sound and music therapy consisting of randomly modulated and filtered music played through headphones for half an hour, twice a day, for ten days. Its effect is to eliminate or reduce uncomfortable sound sensitivity.

The FDA permits the following statement: Auditory Integration Training remediates impairments in auditory discrimination (sound sensitivity and auditory distortion) associated with autism, learning disabilities, and related disorders - ADD, ADHD, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia).

What are the benefits?
Improvements in socialization skills, focus, concentration, expressive language, sleeping, and academic performance.

Caveat: It is best to have any Berard-based Auditory Training administered by a professional Auditory Training Practitioner, for half an hour twice a day for ten days. A home program is only for those who are unable to do this because it is too inconvenient and/or expensive.

To find a qualified, professional practitioner, see the

Website Directory of AIT Practitioners:
United States and International listings.

For more information about Sound Sense:
Please see the brochure links at right or contact:
Heather Isaac, SLP

For more information and/or copies
of the Sound Sense brochures,
please contact by email or text:

The Georgiana Institute, Inc.
A Nonprofit Organization
Annabel Stehli, President
250 Amber Wood Run
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA
Cell phone: (203)994-8215
Email: georgianainstitute@snet.net

brochure and invitation to 2015 conference
A Tribute to Dr. Guy Berard
read or download a PDF of brochure
download Adobe Reader to read PDF

cover of Sound sense info for parents
About Distance Auditory Training
read or download a PDF of brochure
download Adobe Reader to read PDF
contact Annabel for a print copy

cover of Sound sense info for practitioners
about the Sound Sense system
read or download a PDF of brochure
download Adobe Reader to read PDF
contact Annabel for a print copy

For more information about
Annabel Stehli, visit
and learn about her books,
including  Sound of a Miracle

For more information about
Georgiana Thomas’ book
Overcoming Autism,
email Georgie at

Since 1998 The Georgiana Institute has been designated a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, ID#06-1500430. Contributions are tax deductible.

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