To develop language and speech, children must be able to hear auditory signals clearly. A child with hearing loss misses out on these sounds. This can cause problems with speaking, reading, school success, and social skills.
For children with development/ language/ cognitive delays, hearing test needs to be performed to rule out hearing impairment.
Some children who pass standard hearing tests may have difficulty understanding speech in noisy situations as their brain is still developing and could not process complex auditory information. This is called central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). Symptoms of CAPD are very similar to ADHD may include attention deficits or difficulty understanding spoken language in noisy backgrounds; however, the underlying pathology and treatments for CAPD and ADHD are quite different. For children, CAPD and ADHD could co-exist.
Please contact our clinic if you have any concerns about your children’s hearing or processing issues. We offer hearing evaluations for all ages, including visual reinforcement audiometry, play audiometry, standard audiometry, speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions test, tympanometry, auditory brainstem response (ABR)test, and central auditory processing assessment (CAPD) etc.