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.