Origin of auditory Late Latin aud&imacron;t&omacron;rius, from Latin aud&imacron;re, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.
"Auditory learner" is a phrase used to describe students who tend to retain information more thoroughly when the information is reinforced through sound. could include anything from using musical notes to memorize lists, to using voice recordings or chants to memorize history terms.
Auditory learners may have a knack for ascertaining the true meaning of someone's words by listening to audible signals like changes in tone. When memorizing a phone number, an auditory learner will say the numbers out loud and then remember how the series of numbers sounded to recall it.
Up until about a month ago, I’d thought there were three recognised learning styles: Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but for purposes of completion and self-satisfaction, I’ll explain anyway.