Arch Dis Child 85:361-365 doi:10.1136/adc.85.5.361
  • Current topic

Aetiology and clinical presentations of auditory processing disorders—a review

  1. D-E Bamiou,
  2. F E Musiek,
  3. L M Luxon
  1. Department of Audiological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  1. Dr Bamioudoriseva{at}
  • Accepted 13 August 2001


Auditory processing disorders may have detrimental consequences on a child's life, if undiagnosed and untreated. We review causes of auditory processing disorders in order to raise clinical awareness. Auditory processing disorders may present against a background of neurological disease or developmental disorders, as well as in isolation. Clinicians need to be aware of potential causes and implications of auditory processing disorders.