Adult & Pediatric Audiologist Practicing in Lancaster, PA

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An auditory processing disorder (APD) is a communication issue that occurs when the brain does not process sounds correctly. An APD is not a hearing impairment or learning disability, but it can have similar effects, such as difficulties with learning and understanding speech—especially in the presence of background noise. Although more frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, APDs can and do affect people of all ages.

Only an audiologist can perform an auditory processing disorder evaluation and conclusively diagnose an APD. Whether it is you or your child who struggles to understand spoken words, you can confidently turn to an audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals. We offer diagnostic audiology testing and services for adults and children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

We Can Help You Communicate

If your audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals determines that you have an auditory processing disorder, they will help you understand your condition and what you can do to improve it. For instance, APD therapy may involve:

  • Learning to focus on the intensity, frequency, and duration of sounds
  • Learning to distinguish subtle speech sounds that make a difference in meaning
  • Making environmental modifications, such as using a listening device or seeking a quiet area to converse
  • Learning to focus on contextual and visual clues
  • Improving language, memory, organization, and problem-solving skills

The specific approach, frequency, and intensity of your APD treatment can vary depending on your communication strengths and weaknesses and your individual needs and lifestyle. While an auditory processing disorder cannot be cured, you can overcome the associated challenges with the help of an experienced audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an adult or pediatric audiologist in Lancaster, PA, contact Hearing Smile Professionals today. We offer a wide variety of treatment options for those with APD and hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and more.

“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. ”

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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. ”

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