Compassionate Audiology Services for Adults & Children in Lancaster, PA

an audiologist examining a young girl's earDo you or your child have so-called “normal” hearing but still struggle to understand what others are saying? If so, you may benefit from seeing an expert audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for an auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluation. We specialize in adult and pediatric audiology, and we offer comprehensive APD testing and customized therapy plans.

What Is an Auditory Processing Disorder?

An APD is a complex sound recognition issue that is often mistakenly attributed to hearing loss, a learning disability, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A patient with an APD may hear very well; the difficulty lies in making sense of what was heard. Even though the ears transmit the sounds to the brain, the brain does not properly translate those sounds, resulting in a garbled message that creates misunderstanding and confusion. The patient may behave as though they know what was said but ultimately fall behind in conversation, especially when there is background noise, rapid or muffled speech, or more than one person talking at a time.

Hearing Smile Professionals offers reliable diagnostic audiology services that can detect APDs. Our audiologists utilize state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, including highly tuned and calibrated hearing instruments, to evaluate auditory issues in a soundproof room. For children, an early and accurate diagnosis is critical because an auditory processing disorder can delay speech and language development. However, with the right treatment, a child with an APD can learn to communicate to the best of their ability and eliminate barriers to academic success.

Setting Patients Up for Success

At Hearing Smile Professionals, we are passionate about helping our patients overcome their auditory issues so they can communicate better and reach their full potential. Contact us today to learn more about our adult and pediatric audiology services or to request an appointment with an expert audiologist in Lancaster, PA.

“When I met Dr. Elliot, she was really helpful and she gave me all kinds of tips and she gave me hearing devices that have helped me in school and upped my grades… I’m getting work done faster and it’s not that hard to focus and it’s easier to do work…. [Therapy] has helped me a lot with my memory and doing stuff in life and school... It’s hard at the beginning, and it’s a long drive but it pays off in the end.”

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“When I met Dr. Elliot, she was really helpful and she gave me all kinds of tips and she gave me hearing devices that have helped me in school and upped my grades… I’m getting work done faster and it’s not that hard to focus and it’s easier to do work…. [Therapy] has helped me a lot with my memory and doing stuff in life and school... It’s hard at the beginning, and it’s a long drive but it pays off in the end.”

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