What is Auditory Processing?
- “Auditory Processing” describes what the central auditory nervous system does with auditory information. After a sound is heard, it must be processed by the auditory nervous system and assigned meaning to be understood.
- Auditory processing allows us to hear the differences between speech sounds, to determine where in space a sound is coming from, and to understand speech when there is noise in the background.
- If the sound is not processed correctly, the message will be distorted and misunderstood.
Why is Auditory Processing Evaluated?
- For children with disordered Auditory Processing skills, difficulty understanding spoken language can affect academic and social performance in school.
- By identifying areas of weakness in Auditory Processing, recommendations for improving performance can be made.
Auditory Processing Evaluations
- Complete auditory processing evaluations can be performed with children ages 7 and older. For children ages 5 & 6 years old, an auditory processing screening is available.
- After a complete hearing test, five to seven listening tests are administered. All testing is performed in an audiometric booth with the child wearing headphones. The child will hear words, sentences and tones and will be asked to and repeat back what they hear.
- A comprehensive report, detailing the results of the evaluation along with appropriate recommendations, will be provided within one month of the evaluation.
For more information or to schedule an Auditory Processing Evaluation or Screening please contact our Bradhurst office: 914 909 4578