How Your GP Can Help
You should visit your GP if you think you or your child may have a hearing problem such as auditory processing disorder. They may refer you to an audiologist (hearing specialist) for some tests.
The tests used may include:
- Hearing tests – you or your child will be asked to listen to a variety of sounds and respond to them.
- Questionnaires – you or your child may be asked questions such as, "If a friend or family member shouts your name, do you know who is calling without looking to see?" .
- Electrode tests – an earbud or headphones are placed in your ear and electrodes are placed on your head to measure your brain's response to sound.
- Speech and language assessments and cognitive (thinking) assessments.
Once auditory processing disorder is diagnosed, you'll be advised about ways you can adapt to the problem.