auditory processing disorder

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auditory processing disorder

A generic term for a condition caused by ear infections and head trauma characterised by difficulty in processing of auditory information in the CNS.

Auditory processing disorders—difficulties in:
• Sound localisation and lateralisation;
• Auditory discrimination;
• Auditory pattern recognition;
• Temporal aspects of audition, including
    — Temporal integration,
    — Temporal discrimination (e.g., temporal gap detection),
    — Temporal ordering and temporal masking;
• Auditory performance in competing acoustic signals (including dichotic listening);
• Auditory performance with degraded acoustic signals.

au·di·to·ry pro·ces·sing dis·or·der

(APD) (aw'di-tōr-ē pros'es-sing dis-ōr'dĕr)
Impaired ability to attend to or comprehend auditory information despite normal hearing and intellect; a type of receptive language disorder.
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