Auditory Processing Disorder

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By Valerie Rice | December 30, 2020

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Have you ever seen a movie where people meet each other but speak different languages? They try desperately to communicate and, despite intelligence and perfect ears, the message just doesn’t go through? This can be shown as either hilarious or devastating, but it is a lot like auditory processing disorder.. Except in the case of APD, the language is the same. A person with APD can hear everything you say, but something in the brain makes it difficult to understand. So, as frustrating as it is, your message is lost in translation.


Basically, APD is a difficulty in differentiating between sounds. I would imagine that a book by Dr. Seuss would be a maddening bunch of noise if read aloud given the sheer amount of rhyming going on. For people with APD the words…

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