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AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a disorder that causes a disruption in the way that an individual’s brain understands what they are hearing. They usually don’t recognise slight differences between sounds and words even when the sounds are loud and clear. It isn’t related to hearing problems or intelligence.
With the right therapy, adults with APD can be successful in life. Early diagnosis is important, otherwise it can lead to depression and avoiding things you used to enjoy.
Symptoms of APD can range from mild to severe.
Some symptoms in adults are:
Adults can empower themselves by:
Learning as much as you can about APD can help with easing anxiety. It can guide you to make more informed choices. Also meeting other adults that have APD by joining an online support group can help.