Auditory Processing Disorders
– Geoff I.
– Gina F.
How is an Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosed?
At Aberdeen Audiology, we primarily use the Buffalo Model for diagnosing and treating auditory processing issues, which was developed by Jack Katz, Ph.D. while at the University of Buffalo. We assess patients (ages 7 years and older) on the degree to which they deviate from the norms on several listening tests. The tests measure a person’s performance in four categories:
The ability to quickly and accurately process phonemes, or, the sounds of speech.
2. Tolerance-Fading Memory
The ability to understand speech while in competing noise and the necessary short-term memory capacity to do so.
The ability to store orally presented information in the brain.
The ability for the left and right hemispheres of the brain to communicate.