A CAPD assessment at Victorian Hearing comprises of three parts:
The peripheral hearing assessment assesses the physical structures of the child’s ear. This will include a basic hearing test, a visual examination of the child’s ear canals and eardrums, and immitance testing which measures the mobility and function of the child’s eardrums and middle ear function.
The LiSN-S is an adaptive, virtual-reality, test that measures speech perception ability in noisy environments. Importantly, it also measures the ability to use the spatial cues that normally help differentiate a target talker from distracting speech sounds. An inability to use this information has been found to be a leading cause of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, such as the classroom.
Various tests that measure different aspects of the central auditory system. These are selected on a case-by-case basis.
Victorian Hearing recommends the following treatment: