According to Jack Katz, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP "Auditory processing is what the brain does with what the ears hear." Auditory processing explains how the brain recognises and interprets the sounds that we hear.
When there is an error in auditory processing, it is called an auditory processing disorder (APD). This disorder encompasses many different things, such as difficulties in awareness, discrimination, identification, and comprehension of acoustic information that has been heard.
This means that auditory processing disorder has less to do with our ears ability to hear or our intelligence, and more to do with the brain. This is because a person may have hearing in the normal range on a standard hearing test but have difficulty processing sounds. A standard hearing test only tests awareness of sounds, not how the brain is processing speech.
We ensure you receive the treatment and recommendations that will be the best for your needs. We are founded on the principle that we only offer auditory processing assessments so that we can provide therapy if we get an auditory processing diagnosis. After the cost and time that is put into an auditory processing assessment, we know that
We ensure you receive the treatment and recommendations that will be the best for your needs. We are founded on the principle that we only offer auditory processing assessments so that we can provide therapy if we get an auditory processing diagnosis. After the cost and time that is put into an auditory processing assessment, we know that more is needed than just dismissive recommendations such as “preferential seating is required in the classroom”. The Listening Hub will create a full diagnostic report that can be taken to specialists, teachers, or other health care professionals. This report will include clear recommendations that you can easily follow and implement in your daily life.
We utilise different tests based on age to provide an accurate diagnosis for adults and children. Many clinics focus solely on assessing children in school; however, we know that auditory processing can affect people of any age, in many different stages of life.
Our auditory processing audiologists are committed to maintaining their education. We understand that is it important to continue to learn and grow in our profession. We strive to stay up to date on current research, latest technologies, and advances in our service delivery.
Please send us a message, or call us for more information about auditory processing disorders.
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The Listening Hub acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Borogegal and Cammeraigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.