How often do you hear about auditory memory? Probably not very often! It’s one of the most neglected learning skills and it’s very important in cognitive development. But don’t worry we can easily cover auditory memory enhancement with our fun games.

auditory memory

 Auditory memory, sometimes called echoic memory is simply the ability to take information that is spoken, read or send to them to a person and then process this information.  The student can store it in their memory and then recall what has been heard. Simply put it involves listening, processing, storing, and recalling. These are all very important cognitive development learning skills and are vital later on as adults for effective communication(2)

Some studies are showing that are auditory memory may store a larger amount of information than our  visual memory. Of course auditory memory is just one of the components that makes up our sensory memory unless our sensory memory is in charge of everything that we received from our environment.

Examples of auditory memory In everyday life:

  • Remember the name of someone who you just met
  • Recite a telephone number that you were given
  • Remember an assignment when given out loud by the instructor.
  • Remember numbers were given verbally that were for a code or password.
  •  Hearing a song on the radio and then being able to sing the song Back.

 These are all great examples of how we use auditory memory in real life.

Our games play different sounds like  animals, or they pronounce words and it’s in a set order one after another. The students and select the images in exactly the same order as the sounds were played to win the game. For example, if the game sounds when in the order of dog howling, wind, flute being the child we need to click the images in the same order dog howling, picture of the Wind, a flute to win that round.

We have several versions of auditory memory games: producing 3, 5 or 7 sounds.

With these games kids will expand auditory memory with ease. This is a fun way to enhance a skill that will help students in so many ways!

Benefits of auditory memory games

This is one of tools for therapist or educators that can be used to Help:

  •  Problems paying attention to information they are hearing.
  •  Remembering information that is given via oral instruction.
  •  Increase the speed in which they recognize and process the information given.
  •  slower auditory processing.
  •  some language processing
  •  vocabulary
  •  learning a new language.

Student begins to practice the auditory memory games and develop a faster route through their auditory short-term memory they will begin I feel more confident this area of learning their reading skills may improve, along with their phonics and reasoning skills.Our auditory games will help your students develop these important skills while playing in just a few minutes each day!

Today, there is so much noise and sound, everybody wants to be heard and appreciated, but you can rarely find true listeners. We live in a world surrounded why so many sounds. Teaching a student to listen will help them achieve not just in classes but later on as adults in the workforce.

For further information:

(1) https://www.cognifit.com/science/cognitive-skills/auditory

(2) https://www.edubloxtutor.com/auditory-memory-the-overlooked-learning-skill-deficiency/