SoundSkills founder receives International Award in Hearing

Monday, May 14, 2012

American Academy of Audiology April 2011 Academy Honors Recipients
INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN HEARING: William J. Keith, PhD Read More

Congratulations Professor Purdy: APD Researcher Honoured

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Professor Suzanne Purdy, a member of the Council of the National Foundation for the Deaf has recently been made a Professor at the University of Auckland. This is a mark of great academic distinction within the University and reflects her outstanding national and international reputation as a researcher, teacher and clinician in hearing and speech sciences. Read More

Doctor Calls for Funds

Thursday, May 03, 2012

An ear doctor is striving to drum up awareness for an impairment most of us have never heard of. Read More

Promising Treatments for Auditory Processing Disorder

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is the most neglected and underdiagnosed area of hearing services in NZ according to Dr Bill Keith, audiologist of specialist APD clinic SoundSkills.  Read More

Hidden Learning Disability Affecting Kiwi Kids

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There is at least one child per classroom in New Zealand struggling with auditory processing difficulties and many teachers and parents are not aware of the serious impact this could have on a child’s learning. Read More

Deaf Member of Parliament speaks out on APD

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mojo Mathers, New Zealand’s first deaf MP, has told the Kāpiti Independent that some children with a hearing disability are being discriminated against by Government. Read More

Alexia Strides Ahead

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

As a pre-schooler Alexia Grace was quiet, withdrawn and not keen to join in. When she started school, she often missed what children were saying in the playground and forming friendships became difficult. She missed what the teacher was saying in the classroom and soon started to slip behind in her work. Alexia’s mother, Anne-Marie, said there were lots of tears and tantrums of frustration at home and that as a result of all the communication difficulties, at the age of seven, Alexia developed an anxiety disorder. Read More

Audio simulation of APD in SoundSkills radio advertisement

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SoundSkills’ new radio ad includes a simulation of what it might sound like to have APD. The start of the sentence is clear but then the sounds become jumbled and fragmented. Read More

Making Sense of Messages to the Brain

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thomas Crook's reading wasn't bad, but he wasn't as good as his twin brother Alex and he was "hopeless" at following instructions, especially ones that involved doing more than one thing.  Read More

Auditory Processing Disorder: Hearing but not understanding

Friday, February 24, 2012

If you know a child who has difficulty understanding verbal instructions and who struggles with reading and spelling, they could have an auditory processing disorder. Read More