Auditory Processing Disorder Symptoms

Auditory Processing Disorder Checklist 

 Do you notice the following in yourself or your child? 

  • Poor understanding of speech when in noisy situations such as restaurants but your hearing test is normal  
  • Find understanding people with strong accents difficult  
  • Find similar words confusing  
  • Find you withdraw from social and work situations  
  • Have speech developmental delay issues
  • Are not participating in class and falling behind with school work  
  • Need frequent repetition and find it difficult to follow instructions  
  • Have Dyslexia or ADHD  
  • Have reading, writing and spelling difficulties  

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Types of Auditory Processing Disorder 

The British Society of Audiology (BSA) makes reference to three types of Auditory Processing Disorders: Developmental, Acquired and Secondary. 

Development APD is suggested to be caused due to genetic factors that may have been present since birth; acquired, through brain trauma, infection or injury; and secondary as a result of a hearing impairment that already exists. 

Auditory Processing Disorder and Reading

APD can affect one’s ability to learn and decipher new speech sounds, which can have an impact on learning to read.

Auditory Processing Disorder and Music 

There is research that suggests that music can be beneficial to help children with Auditory Processing Disorder difficulties as music learning helps to strengthen some of the brain mechanisms that are helpful to overcome some of the symptoms of APD. 

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