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What Is Auditory Processing Disorder? ( Symptoms and Treatments)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
May 03, 2018
June 28, 2019 10:32 PM
hearing problems, auditory processing disorder

  Auditory processing disorder (APD) or what doctors also refer to as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a type of hearing issue that affects children during their school-age years. It also affects adults. According to a study published in the Journal of Otology, there's a two to five percent prevalence rate of auditory processing disorder in school-aged kids — 23 to 76 percent in older adults.… Read More

What Is Hyperacusis? (Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

By:
Mark Nichols, MD
April 19, 2018
June 28, 2019 10:33 PM
hearing problems

  If you have hyperacusis, it's important you understand the condition, its symptoms and causes as well as how it's treated.   Hyperacusis Definition So, what is hyperacusis? It’s a condition occuring from an issue with how the central auditory processing center of your brain perceives noise. Hyperacusis usually results in discomfort and pain. Those with the condition find tolerating sounds difficult, while others find these sounds normal. Some examples would be:… Read More

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