Auditory processing disorder: An overview for the clinician

Chermak, Gail D.

Hearing Journal . 54(7):10-25, July 2001.

Every hearing healthcare provider encounters some patients who, along with their hearing loss, have an auditory processing disorder as well. APD, which comprises a complex group of disorders, is likely to greatly increase the difficulty of enabling a patient to comprehend speech, especially in noise. This month's Page Ten offers a comprehensive review of the latest findings about APD, including its causes and symptoms and how to diagnose and treat it.