What are central auditory processing deficits?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association defines deficits in central auditory processing (CAP) as "difficulties in the perceptual processing of auditory information in the central nervous system (CNS)," which are demonstrated by poor performance in one or more of the following skills:

1) Understanding auditory information in the presence of competing acoustic signals (e.g., speech in a noisy environment);

2) Processing of time-related cues in auditory signals;

3) Recognizing patterns in sounds;

4) Distinguishing the differences between two sounds;

5) Understanding degraded acoustic signals; and

6) Locating the source of a sound.

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