While adults can be affected by an auditory processing disorder, we most frequently evaluate children for the condition. The symptoms may be similar, but symptoms may be more obvious in children due to academic struggles.
We recommend specialized auditory processing disorder testing if your child has:
How to schedule an Auditory Processing Evaluation
Due to the specialized nature of auditory processing testing, the first step in scheduling an evaluation for yourself or your child is a phone call with one of our Audiologists. Phone calls are typically scheduled during normal business hours and can last anywhere between 15 minutes to one hour.
During this phone call, a detailed case history will be taken to learn more about you or your child, the difficulties experienced, any testing conducted, as well as other details to make testing easier.
At the conclusion of the phone call, the evaluation will be scheduled should you wish to proceed with testing.
Individuals with auditory processing disorder (APD) have trouble making sense out of what they hear. Most individuals with APD — often also called “central auditory processing disorder” (CAPD) — have normal hearing. Their struggle involves being unable to tell the differences between the sounds in words. It’s a complex problem that affects about 5 percent of children. Through our sister company, Bloom Speech & Hearing Center (located inside Coastal Audiology), our Audiologists expertly diagnose auditory processing disorder and help individuals learn to manage it. We work with families to figure out what’s going on and find the right therapy, so those affected can be successful in school and life.
Many of the individuals we have tested originally thought they had a hearing loss. They may have had a hearing screening at work, school or their physician's office only to discover they have normal hearing. Naturally, this may lead to frustration when symptoms seem to point to difficulty hearing but your're told your hearing test results are normal. This is why an evaluation by a trained Audiologist who has the expertise and certification to diagnose central auditory processing disorder is critical. Our Audiologists are experienced in working with individuals with auditory processing disorder. Our specialized programs provide complete diagnosis and treatment. And we work with employers, schools, and teachers to make sure they understand auditory processing disorder and adults and kids alike have what they need to succeed.
Our Mission: Coastal Audiology is dedicated to offering families improved quality of life through comprehensive and individualized hearing healthcare.