Adult & Pediatric Audiologist Practicing in Exton, PA

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Do you or your child struggle to understand speech, follow verbal instructions, or distinguish words in noisy environments? These challenges could be related to hearing loss, but that’s not the only possible cause. An auditory processing disorder (APD) is a neurological condition that interferes with the brain’s ability to process auditory input, making it difficult to understand spoken words in a meaningful way.

Experts estimate that approximately 7% of school-age children have an auditory processing disorder, but people of all ages can be affected. Although APD awareness has increased in recent years, confusion about the disorder still abounds among the general public. Because the symptoms often mimic those of hearing impairment or a learning disability, it is essential to receive a specialized evaluation from a trained audiology doctor. That is the only way to conclusively diagnose an APD.

How Are APDs Diagnosed?

Whether it is you or your child who struggles to communicate, you can confidently turn to an audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals. We offer comprehensive audiology services, APD evaluations, and APD therapy for adults and children in Exton, Pennsylvania. We also offer the latest hearing aids and cochlear implants.

After performing a traditional hearing test to rule out hearing loss, your audiologist will utilize specialized equipment to evaluate your central auditory processing system under different conditions of auditory signal distortion and competition. The specific selection of tests can vary depending on your age, symptoms, and other individual factors. After analyzing the results, which will show how effectively your auditory nervous system handles complex auditory information, your audiologist can provide educational, remedial intervention, and compensatory strategies to improve your communication and quality of life.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an adult or pediatric audiologist in Exton, PA, contact Hearing Smile Professionals today.

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“Every experience I've had, from start to finish has been a positive one. You have all gone over the top to make this experience kind, positive, and enjoyable… thank you, you are very much appreciated. ”

“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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