Auditory Processing Testing In Rocklin – CA
Auditory Processing Testing
If you are experiencing difficulty understanding sounds or spoken words, you may want to check with an expert at our Rocklin office for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
What Are the Symptoms?
APD affects people in different ways, with symptoms differing from person to person.
Some of the most common signs include difficulty understanding:
- People speaking in noisy places
- Strong accents or fast talkers
- Similar sounding words
- Spoken instructions
- Paying attention
- Learning a new language
- Gaging sarcasm/misunderstanding messages
It’s important to clarify that APD is not a hearing condition but a processing disorder between your ears and brain.
In others, where the information travels from the ear to the brain, those with APD struggle to connect the new information to translate it.
The condition affects people of all ages, but it commonly starts in childhood with 5% of school children affected. This age is particularly important for identifying the issue, as we can properly diagnose and treat the condition before it starts to digress further.
Schedule An Assessment
The starting point for addressing your hearing challenges is a comprehensive evaluation.
Submit the form on this page and a member of our team will call you to assist in scheduling your appointment at our Rocklin location for an Auditory Processing Assessment.
What to Expect at Your Auditory Processing Test
#1 – We Will Take Your Case History
This involves looking at your age, auditory ability, genetics, and speech concerns as well as a range of other factors that may contribute toward its development.
#2 – Audiological Evaluation of your Peripheral Auditory System
A standard hearing test, where we get you to listen out for sounds and note your response when you hear them.
This is useful for identifying peripheral auditory disorders, which can affect an individual’s ability to hear and understand background noise.
#3 – Audiological Evaluation of the Central Auditory System
The behavioral test assesses the functional capabilities of the auditory system.
The electrophysiologic test assesses the neural processes in the central auditory pathway and provides information about the integrity of the Central Auditory Nervous System (CANS) from the auditory vestibular nerve to the auditory cortex.
All of these processes help us to identify the severity of your condition and work toward producing a range of expert treatments to strengthen the brain’s ability to process.
Once you have undergone your auditory processing test, and we diagnose it as APD, treatment involves a process of auditory training and speech therapy.
Both of these collaborate to differentiate between sounds and manage the language processing systems.
If you or a loved one is experiencing worrying signs of APD, please visit an audiologist as soon as possible.