A comprehensive central auditory evaluation begins with a standard hearing test and then goes on to the more specific central auditory tests that are designed to work the system harder than it would under ideal conditions. Typical central auditory testing “makes the system work harder” assessing auditory discrimination, divided, selective and sustained attention skills and temporal patterning. Recently, more sophisticated, objective testing of central auditory skills has become available. Electrophysiological responses in the form of Auditory Evoked Potential testing allows for a child’s brainwaves in response to clicks and words presented through headphones to be measured. These types of tests have been found to be more sensitive than behavioural indices and less influenced by confounding factors. The size of the waves as well as the time it takes for a wave to travel to a specific region of the brain provides an audiologist with a measure of listening skills that takes place at the brainstem and cortex. At Sound idEARS, we are pleased to be one of the few clinics in Canada to offer Auditory Evoked Potential testing as part of our central auditory processing treatment program.
What We Do:
- Hearing Loss
- Decreased Sound Tolerance
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder