Auditory Processing is what the brain does with what the ears hear. Children and Adults can have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) typically with normal hearing. Testing can be performed on children as young as 3.5 years old. Auditory Processing Disorders are TREATABLE with auditory training. ListenHEAR can help you understand spoken language better!
The Buffalo Model
The ability to quickly and accurately process the phonemes of speech.
The ability to understand speech while in background noise and process auditory/ speech in short term memory.
Sustaining the proper sequence of auditory information.
Integrating information from both sides of the brain in order to properly understand and process the auditory signal.
ARIA Therapy for Integration deficits
People with Integration deficits experience difficulties with speech perception, especially in noisy environments, difficulty with sound localization, and integrating speech from both ears together despite having normal hearing thresholds.
A diagnosis of this subtype is made following dichotic listening testing measures as part of an APD evaluation.
Children down to the age of 5 years old and adults with Dyslexia are at a risk of having one of these three subtypes of Integration deficits.
This Integration subtype is identified by reduced auditory processing in one ear, despite normal processing in the other ear. It is often considered the auditory equivalent of amblyopia (lazy eye) in vision coined by Dr. Deborah Moncrieff.
An Integration subtype identified by a low performance in both ears during dichotic (each ear hearing something different) listening tasks with a small asymmetry between the two ears.
Amblyaudia Plus Dichotic Dysaudia
This Integration subtype is identified when someone has low performance on dichotic tasks in both ears AND a large asymmetry between the two ears so that both ears are processing poorly.
Auditory Processing Disorder Signs
Do you or your child have any of the following concerns?
Struggle with following spoken directions or have difficulty understanding auditory information?
Difficulty hearing when there is background noise?
Problems with reading, spelling, or reading comprehension?
Difficulty with organizing sounds in a sequence?
Difficulty localizing where sounds are coming from?
Been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, or Dyslexia?
Have a hard time remembering auditory information?