The BSA Auditory Processing Disorder Special Interest Group
Established in October 2003
What is an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?
APD is characterised by poor perception of sounds, has its origins in impaired neural function, and impacts on everyday life primarily through a reduced ability to listen, and so respond appropriately to sounds.
There are three categories of APD:
1. Developmental APD: Cases presenting in childhood with normal hearing (i.e. normal audiometry) and no other known aetiology or potential risk factors. Some of these people may retain their APD into adulthood.
2. Acquired APD: Cases associated with a known post-natal event (e.g. neurological trauma, infection) that could plausibly explain the APD.
3. Secondary APD: Cases where APD occurs in the presence, or as a result, of peripheral hearing impairment. This includes transient hearing impairment after its resolution (e.g. glue ear or surgically corrected otosclerosis).
Neural basis of central auditory system function and disorder
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About our Special Interest Group (SIG)
· We consist of researchers and clinicians, representing a broad range of professional disciplines
· Our focus is strongly evidence-based
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APD SIG Members
Dr Roshini Alles
Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou
Dr Nicci Campbell (Chair)
Mr David Canning (Past Chair)
Ms Sandra Duncan
Ms Pauline Grant (Vice chair)
Prof David Moore
Prof Stuart Rosen
Dr Tony Sirimanna
Dr Dilys Treharne
Dr Kelvin Wakeham
Advisor: Prof Anne O’Hare
• APD Position Statement (2011):
• APD Management Guidance Document (2011): Overview of current management options, citing evidence levels. Appendices contain practical handouts
• BSA APD SIG ‘White Paper’ and international commentaries:
David R. Moore, Stuart Rosen, Doris-Eva Bamiou, Nicole G. Campbell & Tony Sirimanna. Evolving concepts of developmental auditory processing disorder (APD): A British Society of Audiology APD Special Interest Group ‘white paper’.
Int J Audiol. 2013 Jan;52(1):3-13. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2012.723143. Epub 2012 Oct 5
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the BSA APD SIG
The BSA APD Satellite Symposium, as part of The BSA Annual Conference 2013:
‘APD and other Childhood Neuro-developmental Disorders’
Date: 7th September 2013
Venue: Keele University
Keynote speakers: Prof Dave Moore, Dr Carol Miller, Prof Stuart Rosen
Open to professionals of all disciplines
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CLICK HERE for a Registration Form for the Annual Conference AND the APD Event
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