At our clinic, we perform assessments for Auditory Processing Disorders from the age of 7 and up. A typical session lasts about 2 hours during which a basic hearing test is completed to rule out the presence of a hearing loss and then we proceed to more challenging tests ex: listening to pitch patterns, words in the presence of background noise, words in a sequence etc. A comprehensive written report is then issued and mailed to you in the following weeks.
When children are under 7 years old but already display some or all of the listening, language, or learning difficulties which could be found in APD, we propose a basic hearing test in order to rule out the presence of any peripheral hearing problem.
Usefull links: Learning Disability Association of Quebec and Auditory Processing Assessment.
When we are assessing adults, recommendations on modifying the listening environment and improving personnal listening skills will differ slightly.