Central auditory processing disorder affects about 5% of school-aged children. Children with the disorder can’t process what they hear in the same way as other children. Their ears and brain don’t coordinate fully.
CAPD testing is appropriate for children who have normal hearing but have difficulty listening in noisy environments e.g. a classroom where the teacher’s voice can blend into the general noise in the classroom. A child can have attention problems, memory issues, difficulty with spelling, maths and reading.