Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is the reduced or impaired ability to discriminate, recognize or comprehend complex sounds, such as those used in spoken words, even though the person's hearing is normal.

How is APD diagnosed?

Audiologists, often in collaboration with a Neurologist, Psychologist, and/or Speech Language Pathologist, evaluate individuals with a series of specifically designed tests to diagnose APD. If you suspect you or your child could benefit from an assessment, please contact the USF Hearing Clinic.

What is the Treatment for APD?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with APD, please call the Bolesta Center to schedule an evaluation to determine if a treatment plan and/or home program is necessary.

Please visit our Resources page to access APD resources.