Central auditory processing disorder

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Medical Definition of Central auditory processing disorder

Central auditory processing disorder: A neurological disorder in which a person has difficulty properly interpreting sounds received by the ears, particularly the phonemes of speech. Abbreviated CAPD. CAPD can result in difficulties with attention, speech production, and reading.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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