The auditory learner needs to be able to focus on what is being said and may find taking in information through the other senses at the same time distracting. The auditory learner processes new information in the order in which it is presented but also benefits from verbal discussion following the presentation. They typically notice and remember sounds. They are good at remembering things that they hear. They are also good with words and language. They often read to themselves as they study. They are also often distracted by noise and sounds.
They learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed, and other nuances. Written information may have little meaning until it is heard.
Auditory learners learn best through hearing the information. They often need to read the written word aloud to help them remember key points. Verbal repetition is an effective means of study for auditory learners.
Ways to Adapt: Try reading out loud or talk through problems you might be having. Take frequent breaks from silent periods. Realize it might take longer to read a passage. Try recording notes and other materials, and then, listen to the recordings to study.