Auditory Perception

Definition:

Auditory perception means, quite simply, hearing. When you hear a sound, your brain has to interpret it to make sense. Normal-hearing babies can begin perceiving sound even before they are born. Their ability to understand what they are hearing develops as they grow, until about nine to 10 years old. If a child cannot perceive sound, he or she is said to have an auditory processing disorder.

Sources:

Auditory Processing Disorder in Children. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/auditory.asp.

Nicolay-Pirmolin M. Auditory perception in the child. Acta Oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica. 2003;57(4):237-41.

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