Can I use Forbrain as a complement to a conventional therapy?

Of course. Forbrain operates autonomously and can be used between sessions to reinforce the work you do with a therapist. In other words, Forbrain doesn’t replace the therapy, it complements it. The therapy is usually a long term approach; Forbrain optimizes the work done during therapy.

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How should I position the Forbrain’s headset?

A step-by-step user manual is supplied with the headset. Turn the headphones on and place the hoop behind your head. Then, position the bone conduction membranes in front of the ears (in contact with your check bones). Make sure your ears are unobstructed and can perceive sound. Finally, place the microphone 1.2 inches (3 cm) in front of the mouth. Now speak, recite, make a speech, sing, hum – the first time using Forbrain is always amazing!

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What will I hear once the Forbrain’s headset is in position?

You will hear your voice, but differently – as if it was modulated. To listen to the effect that it provides with these 2 audio samples:

    • Listen to a voice without Forbrain
       
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    • Listen to a voice with Forbrain
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Do you provide exercises to do with Forbrain?

We provide advice on exercises and how to properly sit down to optimize the use of the headset. Click here to learn more. However, we do not provide materials such as written exercises because use needs to be based on your individual difficulty and demographic (sex, age, etc.). However, some therapists were kind enough to share with us the exercises they use. You can find them here.

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Are there any contraindications?

Forbrain is a painless and noninvasive sensory stimulation apparatus. Like any stimulation, Forbrain can excite and tire the user during the sessions. Forbrain is not suitable for:

  • Children under 3 years
  • For people with Parkinson's disease
  • People with hearing loss in both ears of 80%
  • People carrying a Cochlear Implant
  • People with epilepsy (except on advice of a specialist)

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Can I use Forbrain on a child who does not speak?

Yes, if the child is 3 years old or older and if (s)he can make sounds. The acquisition of speech implies a cognitive process of self-correction. Forbrain can facilitate this work by helping the child to better perceive his/her own voice. In cases of speech delay, Forbrain must be used as a complementary tool to adequate coaching by a professional.

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Can I use Forbrain in the case of hearing loss?

Yes, unless the hearing loss is greater than 80% on both ears or in the case of a Cochlear Implant.

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Can I use Forbrain on persons with hypo- or hyper-sensitive hearing?

Yes, but adjust the microphone volume so the use of Forbrain remains pleasant to the person. If too much discomfort is experienced, the use of Forbrain should be stopped immediately.

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Is it normal to have the feeling that the device is off and on continuously?

Yes, it is the principle of the Dynamic Filter that activates and allows the passage of certain sounds of your voice. Depending on your sensitivity, you may have the impression that the device suddenly switches off and on again. Listen to what actually happens thanks to this audio sample:

    • Listen to a voice without Forbrain
       
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    • Listen to a voice with Forbrain
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Is the headset adjustable?

No, but it is designed to fit small as well as large heads. It is important that the headphones are pressed right in front of the ears and the microphone is properly positioned before the mouth. As long as you are not doing strenuous activity with the headset on your head, you can comfortably use the headset a few minutes a day.

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Is Forbrain a connected device?

No. Well, Forbrain is "connected" to "your voice" and "your brain." Otherwise, it operates wirelessly and autonomously.

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Is Forbrain useful if I don't have any auditory issues?

Good question! Listening is the processing of sound information by your ear and your brain. We say that it is a "passive" cognitive faculty. While improving your faculty via passive treatment, you are also engaged in an active phase through speech. You issue a sound, perceive your voice differently, and adjust your voice according to the perception. This is the same principle found in the audio-vocal loop that goes beyond the passive part of hearing. It explains why Forbrain can be used in a wide array of applications such as Attention, Speech, Reading and Memory.

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How should I position the headset?

A step-by-step user manual is supplied with the headset. Turn the headphones on and place the hoop behind your head. Then, position the bone conduction membranes in front of the ears (in contact with your check bones). Make sure your ears are unobstructed and can perceive sound. Finally, place the microphone 1.2 inches (3 cm) in front of the mouth. Now speak, recite, make a speech, sing, hum – the first time using Forbrain is always amazing!

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Do you provide exercises to do with Forbrain?

We provide advice on exercises and how to properly sit down to optimize the use of the headset. Click here to learn more. However, we do not provide materials such as written exercises because use needs to be based on your individual difficulty and demographic (sex, age, etc.). However, some therapists were kind enough to share with us the exercises they use. You can find them here.

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