• What Is APD or CAPD?

    Posted January 27, 2022, under APD, Blog

    APD, or (C)APD is an abbreviation for central auditory processing disorder, a type of hearing loss. Auditory processing is a term used to describe what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets sound. It has been said that auditory processing is “what you do with what you hear”. The disorder of auditory processing indicates something … Read More »

  • What Are the 3 Main Types of APD?

    Posted January 27, 2022, under APD, Blog

    There are 3 main types of APD; Integration, Decoding, and Prosody deficits. INTEGRATION DEFICIT The ability of the two ears to process sound in a balanced way, otherwise known as Dichotic Listening. Dichotic listening skills play an important role in our ability to synthesize, manipulate, and/or attach meaning to multiple auditory targets. This will impact … Read More »

  • What Are Potential Signs/Symptoms of APD?

    Posted January 27, 2022, under APD, Blog

    WHAT ARE POTENTIAL SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF APD? The American Academy of Audiologists (AAA) and the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) report that common signs/symptoms of APD may include: Difficulty understanding speech in the presence of background noise Difficulty understanding rapid, muffled, or distorted speech Frequent requests for repetition of what was said (such as saying “What?” or “Huh?”) … Read More »

  • APD Screening Questionaire

    Posted January 26, 2022, under APD, Resources

    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a complex problem that affects the way the brain processes auditory information. Individuals with APD usually have normal structure and function of the outer, middle and inner ear. However, they cannot process the information they hear in the same way as others, which leads to difficulties in recognizing and interpreting … Read More »

  • APD Handout for Teachers

    Posted January 6, 2022, under APD, Resources

    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a type of hearing loss. Our peripheral (sensory) auditory system (ear & auditory nerve) is designed to detect sound. Our central auditory processing system is designed to process or recognize and make sense out of what we’ve heard. Individuals with APD will most often have normal sensory hearing but will … Read More »