If your auditory system works like a computer, your ears are the hardware and your brain is the software. Even when the ears hear normally, errors in the software (the processing) can interfere with understanding or remembering what was heard. This is called AuditoryProcessingDisorder (APD) and often leaves sufferers feeling isolated and disconnected. Of the approximately 6% of the population struggling with APD, most don't even know it’s a disorder. The good news is that with specialised audiologist help, dramatic improvement in auditoryprocessing is possible.
Dr AngelaLoucksAlexander, Audiologist, has spent fifteen years specialising in diagnosing and treating AuditoryProcessingDisorder (APD), a hearing difficulty with less to do with the ears and more to do with the brain. Despite significantly affecting potential and well-being, many of those affected are unaware of the condition, let alone their treatment options. Angela is the host of Between Two Ears podcast and founder of the AuditoryProcessing Institute, where she trains audiologists and speech-language pathologists to provide APD services. She has also created an online, searchable map to help clients find the help they need.
AuditoryProcessingInstitute.com APDsupport.com linktr.ee/apdsupport linkedin.com/in/angelaloucks Dr. AngelaAlexander, Audiologist is the Director of Education at AuditoryProcessing Institute where she teaches Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists how to provide effective auditoryprocessing services ranging from testing to treatment through online, on-demand courses.
Angela has spent the past fifteen years specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of AuditoryProcessingDisorder, a hearing difficulty that has less to do with the ears and more to do with the brain. She co-authored the chapter titled “Therapy and Management of AuditoryProcessing Disorders” in the most recent Handbook of Clinical Audiology. Her podcast, Between Two Ears has recently launched discussing and demonstrating listening and hearing disorders in ways you may have not previously considered. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx