Auditory processing disorder

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What is auditory processing disorder?

Auditory processing disorder is a condition where your brain recognizes and interprets the sounds and words around you however the brain has trouble processing or interpreting of the information. The cause is often unknown.

Common symptoms reported by people with auditory processing disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with auditory processing disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Forearm/Elbow crutches)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with auditory processing disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with auditory processing disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Forearm/Elbow crutches)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
weakness in arm(s)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with auditory processing disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has auditory processing disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 15
30s 7
40s 4
50s 5
60s 6
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 37

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 23
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from auditory processing disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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