Central Auditory Processing Disorder
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A central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a disruption of sound along the pathway from the ear to the brain, which interferes with understanding. The ability to understand language, to comprehend information (cognitive ability), to pay attention, and to remember what was said are all aspects of the brain’s ability, and are very important when considering auditory processing deficits.


How can an Audiologist help?

Audiologists can help by:

  • Evaluating the central and peripheral auditory systems' functioning, specifically receiving and transferring auditory signals
  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to establish a treatment plan and approach


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