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Re: Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD)

I would not write off CAPD just now. Aside our lab, a few friends (e.g., Sandy Gordon-Salant and Peter Fitzgibbons, Karen Snell and her colleagues, and of course Jim Jerger and his colleagues) have shown that the aging process affects auditory processes beyond the periphery. As to the Aetna analysis, it seems to be on the overly cautious side, almost like the present Administration's analysis of global warming. Maybe we should ask Paula Tallal (whose work became the basis for Fast ForWord) to give us her answer to the insurance industry's views?


At 06:20 AM 7/14/2004, Martin Braun wrote:
On Saturday, July 10, Charles S. Watson wrote:

> While it is reasonable to have doubts about the insurance industry's
> lobbying against the validity of treatments they would rather not pay
> for, the analysis by Aetna of CAPD and treatments advised for it is
> worth a look.  Of course their stance might make one want to learn more
> about the opposing views in this controversial area.
> http://www.aetna.com/cpb/data/PrtCPBA0668.html

Thank you, Charles. This page is worth reading. The same applies to the
companion page


Of course all statements from all industries should be read with the right
amount of salt. But then it seems that those from the medical industry beg
for more of it than those from the insurance industry.

As to the so-called "CAPD syndrome", obviously a lot more research is
needed. And we cannot even be certain if the term will survive many more


Martin Braun
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