What is CAPD?
Auditory processing very basically defined is what our brain does with what our ears hear. Many people have normal hearing, as tested with a traditional hearing test, but function as if they have a hearing loss. There are a few things that can cause this but the most common is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) – also known as Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). CAPD is an umbrella term for a variety of different difficulties that result in a breakdown in the hearing process. Something happens along the auditory pathway that distorts the incoming signal so that brain cannot make sense of what the ears hear. As a result, people struggle in a variety of listening situations - the most common being difficulties following instructions, learning to read and/or listening in noise.