November 05, 2019

What is CAPD? Video Explainer...




Central auditory processing disorder or CAPD is a neurological deficit that affects how the brain processes spoken language and is estimated to affect about 5% of the human population. This condition makes it difficult for affected adults and children to understand verbal statements or filter out background noise when listening to somebody talk. Indeed, such individuals may complain of being able to hear fine, but have trouble understanding.

CAPD, also known as auditory processing disorder or APD, results from deficits in the brain pathways responsible for processing sound. There is no hearing loss or any problems with the ear itself. All hearing tests come back normal.

Watch the video for more information!


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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.

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