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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

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Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
Introduction Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), or Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a condition which affects how people hear the sounds around them. APD makes it more difficult to hear, especially in noisy situations, even when a hearing test is normal.    If you or your child has APD, you may notice some of the following: Difficulties hearing when there is background noise despite normal hearing. Difficulty following multi-step, or multiple instructions. Difficulty following rapid or accented speech. Lower school achievements than would be expected, ...
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Misophonia: When Ordinary Sounds are Upsetting
Is This You? Do you get upset, irritated or very angry when you hear people: Eating or chewing with their mouths open? Sniffling? Typing on a keyboard? Making other soft sounds that others aren’t bothered by? If so, you may have misophonia. What is Misophonia? Many of us have had the experience of hearing sounds that make us feel uncomfortable. The sound of fingernails scraping across a chalkboard makes many people cringe. Sirens or smoke alarms make our hearts beat faster. Being very aware of certain sounds, and reacting strongly to them may have been very helpful to early humans. This may have helped ...
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