Noel & Hanby Hearing Center

Serving Two Locations
Abbeville
100 Phoenix
(337) 385-1699
Lafayette
5000 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Bldg 3, Ste A
(337) 991-0010
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Auditory Processing Disorders

Auditory processing is a term used to describe how your brain recognizes and interprets sound. It is when this process is somehow disrupted that a disorder is present. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects the brain’s ability to process or interpret auditory information correctly.

After hearing loss or behavioral issues are ruled out, an auditory evaluation can be done to determine if a person has APD. We do not offer direct APD testing at our office, but we have a wonderful relationship with a local Audiologist who does APD testing. Ruling out hearing loss is your first step & testing begins at age of 8.

Signs of APD:

  • Difficulty hearing in background noise
  • Often has normal hearing
  • Difficulty following complex oral instructions
  • Varied response to auditory stimuli
  • Easily distracted, impulsive, and frustrated when too much noise is present.
  • Appearance of day dreaming or not listening
  • Says “huh?”, even after several repetitions
  • Difficulty with reading and spelling