Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Screening

Diagnostic assessment for hearing and listening difficulties

Screening for APD can involve a number of different assessments to confirm a diagnosis and help to manage the condition

What is auditory processing disorder?

APD is a hearing condition caused by the brain not interpreting sounds correctly. It can affect children as well as adults. In children, it can be caused by developmental disorders and conditions including glue ear or epilepsy.

You can also develop the condition later in life following a stroke or brain injury. Common symptoms of APD include difficulty distinguishing between sounds and difficulty concentrating on or understanding speech in a noisy environment.

If your consultant suspects you or your child have APD, they may suggest a number of diagnostic tests to screen for the disorder. The tests we offer may include a combination of hearing tests, questionnaires, speech and language assessments and electrophysiological tests to measure your brain's response to sound.

If you or you child is diagnosed with APD, your consultant may suggest auditory training to help manage the condition.

Our consultants specialising in APD

We're proud to work with leading audiology consultants who specialise in hearing conditions and injuries to the auditory canal.

Our specialists are experienced working with children and supported by a team of paediatric nurses and balance physiotherapists.

Our locations in London

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Private APD screening in Birmingham

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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