Receive an Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation in Lancaster, PA

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Some people have difficulty communicating, following instructions, or understanding what was said even though they have had a hearing test that shows “normal” hearing. The next step for an adult or child who is experiencing these issues is an auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluation, which can be performed by an expert audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

What Is an Auditory Processing Disorder?

An individual with an APD does not understand what they hear in the same way others do, even when the sounds are clear and loud enough to be heard. Due to a coordination issue between the individual’s ears and brain, they may miss information in conversation, often ask for words to be repeated, and struggle to follow verbal directions. In addition to hindering communication and development, an APD can interfere with many aspects of life, including work and academic performance, social relationships, and emotional well-being.

Although auditory processing disorder often emerges during childhood or adolescence, it can and does affect people of all ages. Adults with an APD may struggle with academic or job performance, have difficulty understanding what was said especially in noisy environments, or simply believe they are poor listeners. Anyone with these symptoms—regardless of their age—can request a consultation with an APD expert at Hearing Smile Professionals.

What Does an Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation Involve?

At Hearing Smile Professionals, an auditory processing disorder evaluation begins with a thorough discussion of the issues at hand, the treatments already tried, and the results achieved. Next, an audiologist will perform in-depth auditory testing using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, including highly tuned and calibrated hearing instruments, in a soundproof room. After we analyze the results, we can rule out or diagnose an APD and, if needed, create a customized therapy plan to manage it. To accommodate our patients’ busy schedules, we are pleased to offer APD therapy either in-person or virtually.

The Importance of a Prompt Diagnosis

When an APD is diagnosed and managed early, many listening and learning problems can be avoided. Whether you are a parent or teacher of a child who is showing signs of an APD, or you have symptoms yourself, you are encouraged to contact Hearing Smile Professionals to schedule a comprehensive auditory processing disorder evaluation in Lancaster, PA. Allow us to help you hear and communicate to the best of your ability.

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