Auditory Dyslexia


Auditory dyslexia is a disability that affects an individual's hearing ability. A striking disparity exists between hearing and listening where the latter implies the method of transmitting sounds to the brain while the decoding process of the sounds and making them sound sensible is termed as hearing. It is believed that this form of dyslexia affects the latter type. Hearing is the ability of the inner ear to pick up sound vibrations that gets registered in the brain. Research studies of the brain has shown that normal readers process the written word in the back portion of the brain which blends letters with sounds while a dyslexic brain processes writing in the frontal part of the brain, the segment that is generally associated with speech. Visual dyslexia along with auditory dyslexia often has the same connotation and may be diagnosed either together or separately.

Many believe that the ability to listen is a basic skill needed for business and persons lacking this may find their career affected adversely. Normally people affected with auditory dyslexia are characterized with poor memory since they do not retain things said to them, get confused hearing sounds of familiar nature, are unable to follow instructions and get disturbed and frustrated very quickly. They also get tired rather soon and have a tendency to pronounce words poorly and also make terrible spelling errors. Those affected by auditory dyslexia have poor concentration level; appear distracted most of the time and also day dream a lot.

However most of these symptoms of auditory dyslexia are similar with other disabilities, it is therefore imperative that a person with hearing impairment undergoes a dyslexia test to gain a deeper insight of the problem. Persons affected by auditory dyslexia have problems with expressing verbal language but does not face trouble with written language. Thus a person suffering from auditory dyslexia has problems dealing with verbal instructions that have been recited verbally to them but are unperturbed with instructions that have been written out. Auditory dyslexia affected individual can easily recall things pictographically but are confused when the same thing is repeated to them verbally.

Any person diagnosed with auditory dyslexia after appearing on an online dyslexia examination can approach a professional psychotherapist who assists them by giving support and suggesting methods wherein they can overcome the problem. An adult diagnosed with dyslexia may feel frustrated and miserable as the condition can be a harrowing experience. Proper intervention therapy can change the situation as the affected individual can live a fruitful life confidently with a successful career. “Dysphonetic” is another terminology attributed to those with auditory processing issues. The word simply implies that persons diagnosed with this form of dyslexia have problems with phonetics. Unlike normal persons they cannot hear words as most people hear them, associating the written words with sounds that are jumbled that make reading and writing an extremely difficult task for the auditory dyslexia affected person

An indirect symptom of such type of dyslexic person is low self esteem which develops when the individual realizes that they cannot keep par with peers who follow normal instruction. This may lead to reacting in a negative way or the person may not interact and turn into an introvert and become painfully shy.


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