Struggling to hear in a noisy environment?
You may be suffering from auditory processing disorder
HEAR THE DIFFERENCE
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HEAR THE DIFFERENCE
The symptoms experienced by each patient varies, making it difficult to diagnose. The only way to know for sure whether your child, or yourself, is suffering from APD, is through a battery of tests conducted by an audiologist. This includes a hearing assessment as it is important to exclude a hearing loss.
By monitoring your hearing abilities, a diagnosis can be made early to commence with the correct treatment.
If you suspect that your child may be suffering from this disorder, the earlier it is diagnosed, the better. We can conduct tests at Dr Tanja Beeton Audiologist to help determine whether you are suffering from APD. Through a combination of school, home, and professional therapies and strategies, people suffering from Auditory Processing Disorder can lead a normal life.
WHAT WE CAN
DO FOR YOU
Some known charateristics of Auditory Processing Disorders:
- Misinterpretation of questions or comments
- Confused by instructions
- Struggles with distinguishing between different sounds
- Slow or delayed response to questions
- Seems to be listening, but not taking in information
- Finds it difficult to express themselves
- Trouble with studying and spelling
- Cannot follow a conversation if there is background noise
To further assist the patient in leading a normal life, there are technological devices that can be recommended. These include hearing aids, as well as FM systems which are perfect for use in a classroom environment. Due to the growing volume of awareness and research on ADP, there are now also several computer programmes available to help patients train their brains in distinguishing between sounds.
To find out more about Auditory Processing Disorder, and how you can cope with it, feel free to make an appointment with Dr Beeton.
021 976 8113
10 Plein Street