Auditory Processing Disorders
and adults with Auditory Processing Disorders problems typically have
normal hearing and normal intelligence. However, they are unable to effectively
utilize auditory information, especially when competing sounds are present.
They may be
described as inattentive, easily distracted by background noise, and they may
have difficulty following verbal directions. Often parents or teachers think
the child has a hearing loss and, when audiograms are within normal limits,
feel the child is ignoring them or not paying attention.
Who can this affect?
Adults and children can be affected.
- evaluation to rule out hearing loss is conducted
Then areas assessed include:
- selective listening
- binaural separation
- binaural integration
- temporal sequencing
- interhemispheric interaction