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Auditory processing

mrshatman Community member Posts: 3 Listener
hi vicki 
i suspect my son has autidory processing problems. He had glue ear as a baby and grommets put in 2 years ago. I have no doubt that he can hear but when we talk to him what we say is repeated differently by him for example we said Sonia he says tuna!!!
he also have speech & language problems, autism, Dcd, spd, vision problems and lots of other suspected problems 
thank you for your time x


  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
    I have this! Audiology didn't pick it up. But they told me that being sight impaired means I can't have hearing problems.

    ENT picked it up right away and explained it's how the brain processes sound.
  • mrshatman
    mrshatman Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    That's great thanks for your reply. Looks like a like a referall to ent then x
  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Pioneering
    Good luck! I hope you get some answers. 
  • VickiKirwin
    VickiKirwin Community member Posts: 69 Courageous

    Hi mrshatman

    APD often appears to co-exist with other developmental conditions and also in some children following glue ear, so it’s certainly a possibility for your son. 

    It isn’t very easy to get a diagnosis of APD yet because it’s a relatively recently identified condition and there isn’t yet an easy way to assess or diagnose it. Ask your GP to refer you to an Audiovestibular Physician (a consultant grade doctor who specialises in hearing and balance disorders) or audiology clinic which runs a special APD clinic. 

    For further information, the British Society of Audiology has a good leaflet on APD in children that you can download here


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