Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) – is a complex problem affecting about 5% of school-aged children. Kids with CAPD often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even when the sounds are loud and clear enough to be heard. These kinds of problems usually occur in background noise, which is a natural listening environment. So kids with CAPD have the basic difficulty of understanding any speech signal presented under less than optimal conditions. At Markham Hearing Centre we provide a screening program for children ages 6-11 years of age.