For some patients, the APD has been a long-standing issue, however, the impact of the disorder on their life has emerged or they have developed insight into the type of disorder and how to seek assessment and management. As noted previously in this paper, changes in the auditory nervous system resulting in auditory processing deficits are evident for some individuals as the auditory nervous system ages. The auditory nervous system appears to become less flexible with age. A flexible auditory system is designed to rise to the occasion of handling the extreme types of environments encountered by the individual e. Bregman supports this in his statement that " Pinpointing the incidence and prevalence of APD in adults is complex, as there is no common definition of the disorder and there is no agreed upon test battery.
What Does Auditory Processing Disorder Look Like in Adults?
Auditory processing disorders: It's not just kids who have t : The Hearing Journal
Production and hosting by Elsevier Singapore Pte Ltd. Abstract Most adults with auditory processing disorder APD often have trouble at work. It is possible that these listening problems in adults with APD influence their mental health. Thus, we have to take the subject's personality and mental status into consideration when supporting subjects with APD. However, studies on APD in adults are comparatively rare. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationships between the results of auditory tests, APD symptoms, and psychological status in subjects with APD.
Auditory Processing in Adults: Beyond the Audiogram
Unusually sensitive to sounds. Asks many extra informational questions. Confuses similar-sounding words. Difficulty following directions in a series. Speech developed late or unclearly.
Support When auditory processing disorder is discussed, the talk usually revolves around school-aged children. However, many adults have had auditory processing disorder their entire lives. Many adults with auditory processing disorder APD have figured out strategies or chosen career paths that allow them to function well with APD.