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This is everything you need to know about Central Auditory Processing

Hearing is not only a primary sense, if it is in good condition many complications can be prevented. Discover how to preserve Central Auditory Processing!

Central Auditory Processing is the ability of people to maintain hearing skills such as detection, discrimination, recognition, identification and comprehension. When these abilities are compromised by any degree of Hearing Loss, it is important to detect them in time through a complete audiological assessment that consists of performing:

  • Audiometry
  • Logoaudiometry
  • Impedamiyometry
  • Audiological Tests of Central Auditory Processing
  • Noise Discrimination Tests
  • Electrophysiological, through the P300

All this evaluation It not only helps to detect but also to intervene early in the user who is suffering from this disability. Early intervention can be done through conventional hearing aids and FM (Frequency Modulated) Systems.

Central Auditory Processing Problems

Problems or disorders of Central Auditory Processing are alterations in auditory perception that prevent the correct interpretation of the sound stimuli that are perceived.. This does not mean that there is a hearing loss, but rather that they are alterations that can affect daily life such as:

  • Affects Emotional Life and Behavior
  • Makes Correct Language Acquisition and Literacy Development Difficult
  • Learning Problems: Dyslexia, Dysphasia, Dysphemia or Stuttering, School Delay
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia

How is Central Auditory Processing stimulated?

There are professionals who are responsible for stimulating the Central Auditory Processing through basic exercises, which are focused on the Central Nervous System., which is responsible for the interpretation of the sound stimulus. However, for the brain to receive a crisp and clear sound signal, it is also necessary to use headphones and FM Systems, allowing the signals emitted to the brain to be purer and thus have an easy interpretation of the stimulus and acoustic signal.

There are many exercises you can do at home to preserve Central Auditory Processing:

  • Listen to audiobooks or podcasts
  • Read out loud
  • Use Bluetooth for conferencing
  • Avoid noisy environments to watch television or read
  • Lip reading, interpretation of gestures, eye contact
  • Physical activation, as it reduces stress and improves attention
  • Breaks during the day, to avoid Hearing Fatigue