Central Auditory Processing Disorder in Older Adults
Kathy L. Amos, Audiology offers a complete CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) evaluation with an audiologist to older adults. We offer comprehensive treatment for CAPD with speech-language pathologists who are knowledgeable about how CAPD affects learning and language.
The diagnosis of CAPD must be determined by an Audiologist and provide information about both developmental and acquired disorders of the central auditory system.
What is CAPD?
A Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a deficiency in the way the brain processes verbal/auditory information. Children and adults who have CAPD often struggle to understand the meaning of what is being said to them. Some people are born with CAPD, whereas other people acquire it later in life.
Facts about CAPD
- Children with a CAPD have normal hearing
- A deficiency in how the brain processes and differentiates sounds
- It occurs in 5 out of every 100 children
- It is caused by, but not limited to: premature birth, trauma, degenerative disorders, viral infections, lead poisoning, severe ear infections early in childhood, head trauma, and stroke
- There is no one cause of a CAPD. In many children it's related to developmental delays in the auditory centers of the brain
CAPD Sign & Symptoms
Signs of CAPD are not exclusive to the disorder, but if your child exhibits some of the following signs or symptoms, they may be at risk of a central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and benefit from specialized auditory testing.
If your child exhibits some of these signs call Kathy L. Amos, Audiology today. We can discuss the auditory testing options we use to assess central auditory function and help your child strive toward a more balanced life.