We are pleased to announce that we have included CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) testing to our long list of service offerings. Parents in Ottawa looking for CAPD testing for their children can now get help at Findlay Creek Hearing Care.
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a complex problem affecting about 5% of school-aged children. These kids can’t process the information they hear in the same way as others because their ears and brain don’t fully coordinate. Something adversely affects the way the brain recognizes and interprets sounds, most notably the sounds composing speech.
Kids with APD often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even when the sounds are loud and clear enough to be heard. These kinds of problems usually occur in background noise, which is a natural listening environment. So kids with APD have the basic difficulty of understanding any speech signal presented under less than optimal conditions.
Most of this testing has been done at CHEO, however with sometimes long waiting lists parents often look for solutions for more timely results and now they have a new option, right here in Ottawa!
Weekend appointments are available. Contact us today for complete details and to schedule your appointment!