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Auditory illusion, and Auditory Processing Disorder

What, if any, are the relationships between 'auditory illusion', and APD (auditory processing disorder)?

Is it that APD is diagnosed as being less prevalent? What might cause it to be up to eight times more prevalent in adults than in children? Are auditory illusions more prevalent in children than in adults?




Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder ((C)APD) is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information. It is not a sensory (inner ear)hearing impairment; individuals with APD usually have normal peripheral hearing ability. However, they cannot process the information they hear in the same way as others do, which leads to difficulties in recognizing and interpreting sounds, especially the sounds composing speech.

APD can affect both children and adults. Approximately 2-3% of children and 17-20% of adults have this disorder. Males are two times more likely to be affected by the disorder than females.