When an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is present, it means that the brain has difficulty processing sound properly. Interruptions in sound processing can happen at several places along the connection from the ear to the brain. Because there are different listening and processing tasks that occur in everyday living and learning environments, not all individuals with APD will exhibit all of the signs and behaviors associated with the disorder. However, listed below are some of the most common signs and symptoms of individuals with APD.
~Difficulty locating the source of sound
~Difficulty identifying sound differences when learning new words and vocabulary
~Difficulty telling similar words apart
~Difficulty understanding speech, especially when background noise is present
~Difficulty following spoken instructions
~ Being easily distracted by noise
~ Being easily fatigued in loud and busy environments
If you are experiencing these symptoms, please call to schedule your
Comprehensive Auditory Processing Evaluation.