Earbud Amplification for kids with Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Kids with Central Auditory Processing Disorder can have normal hearing but still report difficulty hearing in classrooms.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) can sometimes occur in children with normal hearing levels. These kids report difficulty hearing their teacher or friends in the classroom environment because of competing noise around them.

Symptoms include difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following instructions or distinguishing between similar speech sounds.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) can sometimes occur in children with normal hearing levels.

This is where amplification using earbuds can make a difference. Earbuds can amplify voices that is directly facing the child in the classroom. This results in an enhanced ability to distinguish the teacher’s voice in a noisy environment making it easier to hear and process the speech signal.

This direct input to the child’s ears also helps them to focus attention to the teacher’s voice reducing anxiety, boosting confidence, and help with concentration issues.

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Amplification earbuds provide a direct input into the child’s ear and may help with concentration and attention issues.

Children with sound sensitivity problems can also be helped by amplification earbuds. Earbuds have  noise cancellation features which provides a more comfortable listening space in loud environments. Furthermore, kids can learn to control the settings of the earbuds through a tap control giving them the flexibility and power over their listening environment.

Children with sound sensitivity problems can also be helped by amplification earbuds.

Useful for adults and children alike, earbuds can help control the listening environment, enhance speech focus for important situations and are reliable for day-to-day usage. When you are done with them for the day, they can be charged in their cradle ready for the next day of learning!

At Ability Hearing and Balance, our experienced CAPD Audiologists can make recommendations on the best type of amplification earbuds for your child’s needs.

Ability Hearing and Balance is an independent, Tasmanian owned hearing clinic located across Tasmania. We fit all brands of hearing aids and pride ourselves on transparency and integrity. Our pricing is often thousands of dollars cheaper than the big chains so consider supporting a local small business. We value you as individuals. Contact us on 1300 EAR PRO (1300 327 776) to see why our clients choose to trust us with their hearing needs.

Nick and Heidi Modrovich – Principal Audiologists & Owners of Ability Hearing and Balance
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