Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation and Therapies
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a disorder of the auditory (hearing) system that causes a disruption in the way that an individual’s brain understands what they are hearing. It is not a form of hearing loss, despite showing difficulty with hearing-related tasks. The symptoms of APD are very similar to the symptoms of a peripheral hearing loss (a hearing loss caused by a problem in the ear itself.) Although the sounds are loud enough, the person has difficulty understanding the message, therefore acting like someone with a hearing problem. In the case of children, especially in their formative speech and language acquisition years, an auditory processing disorder can have disastrous effects on the appropriate development of auditory language, which can result in speech articulation problems and other problems. Learn more.
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