How can APD be diagnosed?
APD is difficult to detect and diagnose, and is sometimes misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD, Asperger syndrome or other forms of autism. However it is also possible to suffer from APD alongside one of these types of condition.
It is recommended that any potential case of APD is assessed and diagnosed by a multidisciplinary assessment team composed of an audiologist, a speech and language pathologist, an educational psychologist and an ENT doctor.
How can Phonak help diagnose APD?
Phonak’s LiSN-S diagnostic tool is a unique solution designed to assess a person’s speech understanding in the presence of background noise. LiSN-S was developed by Dr. Sharon Cameron and Dr. Harvey Dillon of National Acoustics Laboratories in Australia. Find out more about LiSN-S here.
How can Phonak help APD sufferers?
iSense is Phonak’s FM hearing system for people who have difficulties understanding speech in background noise, but who have no form of hearing loss, such as APD sufferers.
iSense utilizes Phonak’s popular Dynamic FM sound technology, the leading global standard, to give the wearer clear, direct access to the voice of the speaker. Learn more about iSense here.