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Central Auditory Processing Assessment

Auditory processing disorder (APD) affects how the brain processes sounds, making it challenging for individuals with normal hearing sensitivity to make sense of auditory information, especially in complex or noisy environments. Causes of APD include genetic or developmental factors, chronic auditory deprivation (e.g. from frequent childhood infections), head trauma, or neurodegenerative illness. Our clinics offer the most extensive assessment protocol in the region for children (7 years+) and adults. We also offer screening for children ages 5 and 6.

Possible Signs and Symptoms:

  • Difficulty following spoken directions unless they are brief and simple
  • Difficulty attending to and remembering spoken information
  • Slowness in processing spoken information
  • Difficulty understanding in the presence of other sounds
  • Being overwhelmed by complex or “busy” auditory environments
  • Undue sensitivity to loud sounds or noise
  • Poor listening skills
  • Preference for loud television volume
  • Insensitivity to tone of voice or other nuances of speech

In most cases, Psychoeducational assessment is recommended in advance of central auditory processing assessment to rule out other possible contributing factors such as learning, memory and/or attention deficits.

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