Auditory memory training will improve your capacity for concentrated listening and remembering what you have heard. You can practice this type of training, with both numbers and words, by getting someone to read aloud to you. However, you should already be experienced with this sort of training from the route method, because a lot of time is needed to remember numbers with the help of a striking story.

Various intelligence tests use “spoken numbers” drills in which numbers are read out at regular intervals and you have to remember them without making any notes. The best way to do this is to have a list of numbers written down and have someone else read them out loud to you. Even though there are now computer programs available for this kind of practice, this is the best way to practice when you are just starting out. Afterward, you compare the numbers you memorized and wrote down with those that were read to you. You note how many numbers you memorized correctly before the first mistake. For the following exercise, you should enter your score in the table in the appendix, along with the date, so you can follow your progress. [ Read How To Expand Your Business By Improving Your Memory ]

The difficulty of this exercise is that you hear the numbers only once. This is why you need to put in a certain amount of training before you can tackle longer series of numbers within a set time frame.

You can considerably increase your performance if you memorize the numbers using the master system. Here the technique consists of combining two numbers at a time to make a double digit number, which you store using the system’s keywords along a familiar route. Try it using the following exercise.

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Have a friend read the following series of numbers to you. Before you start, here are a few tips. The most important features of this exercise are speed and concentration. Therefore it is best to use a route that you already know very well. You should initially determine the speed of this route yourself, instructing the reader to say the next number when you nod your head.

9 3 6 7 3 7 0 7 8 9 2 4 5 3 0 2 7 4 6 3 1 0 5 7 8 9 1 4 6 3 6 9 0 4 3 1 6

After all the numbers have been read, you can grab a pen and paper and begin writing them down immediately. You might not be terribly successful at first, but in time, you will become more and more confident in this exercise. Your goal is to develop a rhythm when memorizing and to have the numbers read to you with progressively shorter gaps between them. [ Read How To Use Stories To Improve Your Memory ]

You can repeat this exercise using new numbers as often as you like. Auditory memory training is a very good way of improving your ability to concentrate. The exercise will have the greatest effect if you have the numbers read out at intervals of one or two seconds. With a little practice, you will find it easy to transfer the level of concentration you need for this exercise to other areas of your life. [ Read Number Rhyme System For Memory Improvement ]

You can make this exercise more difficult by having the numbers read in some other language with which you are familiar, such as French or Spanish. This means your memory will need to take one additional step—translating the numbers into English in a short space of time. You can use the auditory method to memorize not only numbers, but also words, playing cards, and other items.

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