When it comes to the world of reviewing curriculum there are a few reviews that have everyone in our family grumbling from the moment they arrive. This was NOT one of them. From the moment this headset from Sound for Life LTD was opened in our house the kids were fighting over who would use it and when. So what is this Forbrain headset and why is it so special that kids would be fighting over it? That is exactly what is post will dive into.
This is not your ordinary headset. While you have the ability to hear things with this headset it is not in the way you would normally think. You won’t be jamming to music or even your favorite audiobook with this one. Nope you will be hearing your own voice. This headset is designed to allow the wearer to hear themselves like the rest of the world hears them. Have you ever wondered why you sound so different to yourself than when you hear yourself on video? Me too! The reality is that we do sound different when we talk to ourselves than what others hear.
When you wear this headset your own voice comes through so clearly helping you to realize how different we sound to others and ultimately be able to work on correcting or improving anything that is needed. What do I mean by this? Well, for example if you have a speech delay being able to hear how you are pronouncing words differently from others around you can help you work on those problem areas. Obviously it most likely will take more than just using this headset to completely overcome that speech delay but with speech therapy and use of the headset at home I could honestly see this headset as an asset to a quicker gain in speech proficiency.
So let’s be honest, I am no doctor or speech therapist but what I can tell you is how this headset has helped our family. Like I sad before, my kids were literally fighting over who could use the headset. From the moment they first tried on the headset they instantly could hear how different they sounded. instinctively each kid would want to talk out loud to hear themselves more. Did I see any miracle cures? No, but what I did see was my kids practicing talking. I saw them able to focus on their words like never before. Whenever they would pronounce something wrong I could see them almost immediately self correct themselves to get their voice to sound like what they have heard others say before.
All I can say is that I wish I had access to this headset years ago when my middle son was going through speech therapy. With the slight change I have seen in my kids I can only imagine how drastic of a change I would have seen in his progress if we had been using the headset all along with his speech therapy.
Now my boys and I were not the only ones to try out this amazing headset. When my mother was visiting recently we gave her a whirl with the headset and instantly she said that she could see this being so helpful for musicians working on their singing skills. She was amazed at how easy to use the headset was and how powerful this one simple device can be.
So while I may not understand all the technology and science that went into creating this amazing headset from Sound of Life, what I can say is that for such a small device it comes with such a large benefit. I watched as my kids were able to focus on their voice, really probably for the first time in a long time. For one of my kiddos who has ADHD, getting him to focus on anything is a positive for us.
I may not have seen massive change in my kids while using this headset over the review period but I did see an increase in focus and a love for working with it. Just the second half of that, a love for working with it, is a win when we are talking about anything that can help our kids to succeed. I definitely see us continuing to use the Forbrain headset in the future.