Central Auditory Processing Tests
June 1, 2016•8 min
Does your child seem to have a problem hearing in the classroom? Children may pass a standard hearing test but still have trouble hearing in the classroom because they have central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). CAPD exists in children who have otherwise normal hearing tests (i.e., hear the beep at a specific pitch and raise their hand), but continue to have difficulties in the classroom due to their inability to perform in background noise or in situations with multiple speakers. These are not children with general hearing loss, but they do require professional evaluation and treatment.Tiffany N. Colon, AuD, audiologist at Summit Medical, is here to discuss the latest developments in Central Auditory Processing.