Central Auditory Processing Evaluations

Once the sound passes through the outer, middle and inner portions of the ear, it enters into the central auditory system where it is processed, or sorted out and understood.

Listening difficulties, in the absence of peripheral hearing loss, may indicate an auditory processing disorder.  A complete audiological evaluation must first be completed in order to rule out peripheral hearing loss. 

Central auditory processing evaluation uses complex auditory stimuli to "tax" the auditory system.  This allows the audiologist to draw some conclusions about the types of listening difficulties that you are experiencing.  Treatment, therapy and special devices are available to assist you in improving your listening skills, thereby improving your quality of life.