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This checklist of common features of CAPD might lead you to consider such a possibility for yourself, a co-worker, or a friend or relative, if several items apply:

  • - Talks or likes T. V. louder than normal.
    - Interprets words too literally.
    - Often needs remarks repeated.
    - Difficulty sounding out words.
    - "Ignores" people, especially if engrossed.
    - Unusually sensitive to sounds.
    - Asks many extra informational questions.
    - Confuses similar-sounding words.
    - Difficulty following directions in a series.
    - Speech developed late or unclearly.
    - Poor "communicator" (terse, telegraphic).
    - Memorizes poorly.
    - Hears better when watching the speaker.
    - Problems with rapid speech.


Central auditory processing is the series of tasks done by parts of the auditory nerve pathways in the brain to sort out and refine the “raw data” delivered by the ear. This processing provides the recognizable sound message we use in thinking and communication.
When some of these tasks are done incompletely, a central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) results. It is a hearing disorder just like a peripheral (ear) hearing loss, in that it keeps a clear message from reaching the intellect.