central auditory processing disorder

noun

Medical Definition of central auditory processing disorder

: a disorder that is marked by a deficit in the way the brain receives, differentiates, analyzes, and interprets auditory information (as speech) and that is not attributable to impairments in peripheral hearing or intellect abbreviation CAPD

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“Central auditory processing disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/central%20auditory%20processing%20disorder. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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