Understanding Auditory Processing Disorders in Children

Posted on April 28, 2011. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , |

In a recent article we discussed Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) also referred to as APD. This article will concentrate on how this condition affects children.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), Auditory Processing Disorders occur when something negatively affects the ability of the brain to recognize and interpret the sounds around you. This is not due to hearing loss.

This condition shows symptoms, which are closely related to other illnesses, such as hearing damage or loss of hearing, which is why the help of a group of professionals is enlisted, in order to correctly diagnose the child. Although this group of professionals is involved in the process, only an audiologist, such as Dr. Joseph Duran, is able to correctly diagnose the condition.

After APD is diagnosed, the treatment of the condition varies by the individual with the condition. NIDCD lists some treatment options, these include: auditory trainers, environmental modifications, exercises to improve language-building skills, auditory memory enhancement and auditory integration training, among other treatments.

For more information about this and other disorders contact your local New Generation Hearing Center.

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