The Auditory Sense

Auditory Sense

Consider all the sounds that surround you every single day: a child laughing, a bird singing, a friend chatting, or a great song on the radio - it is this symphony of sounds that makes life richer.

Hearing empowers us and helps us lead our everyday lives without limitations. It enables us to socialize, work and communicate. It also helps us to stay connected to the outside world and it keeps us safe by warning us of potential danger. A telephone ringing, a restless baby or the blare of a fire alarm are just a few examples of important signals that we need to be able to hear.

Hearing is an easy thing to take for granted. Occasionally we might miss a few words, but in general we move around effortlessly in everyday life, talking to one another, chatting over the phone or listening to the TV, without paying it a second thought.

Sounds Kit

Sounds Kit

Sound Kits

Are a versatile and cost effective for users to explore and engage with different sounds and rhythms. A sound kit like the one pictured will typically contain:

  • Boomwhackers
  • Space Blanket
  • Groan Tube
  • Shakers
  • Tambourine
  • Rainstick



Simple musical instruments can make for an inclusive and fun group activity. Playing with sound and rhythm can be very bring people out of their shells.

No fail instruments like those pictured are perfect for this kind of activity and are also very cost effective. 


Recorded Music and Sounds



Music has the power to stimulate or calm and can help us recall memories. Studies show

that the body's stress levels drop due to a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol. And listening to upbeat music can increase the number of antibodies in your system which are crucial to identifying and eliminating harmful bacteria and viruses.

Recorded sounds from nature can be used to theme a Snoezelen Sensory Environment turning it into a forest full of birdsong or a beach with waves breaking on the shore.