Judith Paton

Help for Central Auditory Processing Disorders

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Judith Paton is a private practice audiologist in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Psychology and her Master of Arts degree from Stanford’s School of Audiology and Speech Pathology. She has twenty five years’ experience with CAPD, and this has been the main focus of her private practice since 1989. Read More
CAPDs existing such an obstacle to absorbing average class guideline, exact stories in the office, as well as the distinctions of social discussion. CAPDs could impersonate the summaries discussed over, or as bad emphasis, or as an ADD (focus shortage condition).

Central acoustic handling is the collection of activities done by components of the acoustic nerve paths in the human brain to iron out and also fine-tune the “raw information” supplied by the ear. This handling offers the well-known noise story we utilize in reasoning and also interaction. Read More

Tolerance/Fading Memory”

  • Often seems to “ignore” people, especially if engrossed.
  • Hears less well, or is less attentive/productive, in ordinarily busy surroundings.
  • Difficulty following a series of spoken directions.
  • Unusually forgetful of information previously memorized (such as multiplication tables, correct spelling), or of household or school routines and responsibilities, despite frequent reminders.

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Can Exercise Improve Hearing Loss?

Studies have shown that exercise can help improve hearing loss. In fact, there are numerous benefits of exercise for hearing loss. So, if you happen to be one of the many people who are facing hearing problems, doing regular exercises should be one of the most effective ways to put a stop to your problem and improve your hearing capabilities. Below are some benefits exercise will give you when it comes to stopping and reversing hearing problems.

Aerobic Exercises Improve Blood Flow To The Brain, Which Alleviates Hearing Problems

It has been proven in studies that some exercises improves blood flow to the brain, which in turn improves your cognitive abilities, among them your ability to hear better. Aerobic exercises are therefore the key here as they will have the desired effect on your blood flow and offer you the intended hearing benefits. The workouts were shown to work even on people older than 50, which means they should also be great for younger hearing loss sufferers.


Simple Yoga Workouts Can Improve Hearing

Yoga can also do wonders to your hearing problems. Some variants of yoga are perfectly suited to helping victims of hearing loss recover their hearing once more. For instance, a yoga exercise called yawning, which combines a mantra with breathing exercise, can improve your hearing over time with just 2 to 3 minutes of workout a day. Some yoga exercises can even be used to deal with acute pain if your hearing problem is accompanied by such a problem as well.

Workouts That Burn Excess Fat Improve Hearing As Well

In general, it has been shown that obesity is linked to hearing loss, especially among women. However, being able to overcome obesity is not an easy feat. Still, being able to do activities that slowly get down your weight to healthy levels is a good way to improve your hearing. This is why getting into a fitness regimen that will help you burn off the excess fat is a good way to improve your hearing because odds are that your weight is also taking a toll on your hearing.

Workouts That Lower Depression Can Also Improve Hearing

Hearing loss has been strongly linked to depression. It therefore goes without saying that any workout that will raise you from this dark psychological state will also most likely help with your hearing problem, if you are afflicted with such.

It Is Best To Consult With A Professional

“You want to make sure you take on a workout routing that is appropriate for your fitness level and goals” stated Tommy from Woodlands Strength personal training. Doing the nuance workouts that will help you improve your hearing requires some specialist knowledge. This is why you should work with a personal trainer so that you do the exercises right and accomplish the desired physical changes that will benefit your hearing. Signing up with a gym that offers personal training sessions is also a great idea.


There are several ways physical exercises can help you overcome your hearing problems. In particular, exercise has been shown to deal with the problems normally responsible for hearing loss, for instance, strained blood flow to the brain, obesity, depression, and so forth. So, good regular workouts might just be what you need to better your hearing. Nevertheless, it is better to consult with a personal trainer all the way in order to get the full benefits of these workouts have to offer to hearing loss victims.

Can Hearing Loss Be Reversed?

There are several instances in which you might worry that you’ve suddenly gone deaf. When water gets in your ears while you’re in the shower, it can create a blockage a prevent sound waves from entering. Similarly, blocked sinuses as a result of sinus infections and allergies can shut the Eustachian tube close and suck fluid into the ear space. But you’ll know that you have ear damage or hearing loss when your rings ear even after moving away from its source. Fortunately, it is this kind of hearing loss that science might be able to reverse.

Regenerating Hair Cells

Before learning the methods for reversing hearing loss, it is first important to understand how your sense of hearing works. There are thousands of sensory hairs inside your ears. These are attached to the cochlea, a structure shaped like a snail through which sound waves travel. These hairs convert sound vibrations into electrical signals which are then sent to your brain for interpretation. In mammals, these cells cannot regenerate on their own after getting damaged, which leads to hearing loss. read more…

Who can benefit from AIT?


AIT can help people with hyperacusis (unusual sensitivity to specific sounds) and certain other problems associated with CAPD. Hyperacusis may accompany CAPD, learning disability, ADD, injury, or disorders of the autism spectrum. Symptoms include:

Marked discomfort, aversion, or startle to ordinary sounds the rest of us tolerate (hair dryers, vacuums, other children crying or shrieking, loud movies or shows, reverberant crowd situations)

Distraction and inability to concentrate on work due to very soft, distant sounds most people don’t notice

Striking behavior changes (coming “unglued” or “unavailable”) when noise levels become high (parties, school assemblies, indoor sports events, etc.)

Here are examples of other features of CAPD where AIT has helped in my caseload: read more…


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