Semin Hear 2002; 23(4): 327-336
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-35881
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Managing Auditory Processing Disorders in Adolescents and Adults

Jane A. Baran
  • Department of Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Publication Date:
04 December 2002 (online)


This article provides an overview of the nature of auditory processing disorders (APD) in adolescents and adults and provides a framework for professionals working with patients across the lifespan. Three major approaches to the management of the patient with APD are discussed, with emphasis placed on those approaches that incorporate both ecological and context-specific perspectives in the management of the adolescent and adult with APD. Also discussed are implications of APD for the fitting of hearing aids and other amplification devices in patients with comorbid peripheral hearing losses.