Auditory Processing evaluations use a variety of special tests designed to assess the various hearing functions of the brain. The tests are often broken down into four subcategories:
- monaural low-redundancy speech tests
- dichotic speech tests
- temporal patterning tests
- binaural interaction tests
Audiologists are the professionals responsible for the diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorders (APD). Additionally, calibrated equipment and a sound-controlled testing area ensure accurate evaluation results.
At CSHC, we combine these evaluations with a thorough speech-language assessment completed by an experienced and certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Furthermore, our Audiologists and SLPs work together to review and discuss all results to provide an accurate diagnosis, as well as a treatment plan. To learn more about our expert team of professionals, visit the “Our Team” page of our website.
Generally speaking, approaches to treatment of APD fall into three main categories:
(a) Enhancing the individual’s auditory perceptual skills through specialized training
(b) Enhancing the individual’s language and cognitive resources
(c) Improving the quality of the auditory signal via environmental modification and assistive devices
If you are interested in learning more about Auditory Processing Disorders, visit the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) website. You can also learn more about the speech and hearing disorders treated at Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center by browsing our website.