Central Auditory Processing Disorders Testing and Auditory Rehabilitation

An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) occurs when an individual has documented difficulties processing auditory information. These types of listening difficulties are often described as a “central” auditory processing deficit, as the difficulties occur even when a child or adult presents with normal hearing.

Al Jalila Children’s provides a CAPD evaluation led by an audiologist. This specialized service will help children with poor scholastic achievement, behavioural problems and poor auditory attention and can be offered to children from the age of 6 years.

Each referred patient will be reviewed individually to assess his/her candidacy to this programme. The service is currently provided in Arabic, English, and Hindi.

Signs and Symptoms of CAPD

  • Difficulty hearing in noisy environments, and ssays “huh” or “what” frequently
  • Difficulty with reading, comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, writing, or learning a foreign language
  • Frequently misunderstanding oral instructions/questions and often needing directions
  • Difficulty remembering information
  • Difficulty with organisational skills or following multi-step directions or following long conversations
  • Difficulty taking notes
  • Poor attention.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)