Central Auditory Processing Evaluations
Central Auditory Processing
or Auditory Processing Disorder:
A central auditory processing disorder is a condition in which there is an inability to differentiate, recognize or understand sounds when both hearing and intelligence are normal. This disorder is evident in a wide variety of patient populations including both children and adults and is difficult to diagnose.
Common complaints among patients with (C)APD include:
- Difficulty hearing in the presence of background noise
- Difficulty following directions
- Frequent requests for repetition and/or rephrasing of information
- Poor localization
- Difficulty maintaining attention
- Academic difficulties, particularly in the areas of reading and/or spelling
- Poor musical abilities and/or appreciation of music
At ENTAA Care we conduct a (C)APD screening evaluation to identify individuals who are ‘at-risk’ for (C)APD and should be referred for a diagnostic evaluation. The evaluation is performed on children (> 7yrs) as well as adults with normal hearing.