Adult & Pediatric Audiologist Practicing Near York, PA

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Does your child have normal hearing but still struggle in school? The underlining cause could be an issue with their ear-to-brain connection that is hindering their ability to process and comprehend the sounds they hear. An early diagnosis is important; if an auditory processing disorder (APD) is not detected and managed, your child may be at risk for language and learning problems.

Auditory processing disorder evaluations are primarily a pediatric specialty, mainly because most APDs are diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. A pediatric audiologist at Hearing Smile Professionals near York, Pennsylvania, can work closely with your child to pinpoint the source of their communication issues, then develop a personalized plan to address it. In addition to APD therapy, we offer the latest hearing aids and cochlear implants.

How Are APDs Diagnosed?

At Hearing Smile Professionals, we specialize in auditory processing evaluations. During your first visit with us, an experienced pediatric audiologist will get to know you and your child, ask questions, and learn about your child’s medical, educational, and developmental history. You’ll want to share details about your child’s communication challenges and any steps you may have taken to address them, such as having your child’s hearing tested and seeing a counselor, therapist, or learning disability specialist.

Next, your pediatric audiologist will perform comprehensive APD testing, which can take up to three hours. Your child will participate in several listening tests designed to assess different areas of their auditory system. Once the testing process is complete, your pediatric audiologist will analyze the results and prepare a detailed report to go over with you.

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An auditory processing disorder cannot be cured with medication. However, several treatment strategies can significantly improve the effectiveness of everyday communication. Usually, APD therapy involves a customized combination of environmental modifications, speech therapy, compensation strategies, and/or auditory training.

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

“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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“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.”

“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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