UCL Ear Institute


CPD Course: Auditory Processing and Related Disorders

12 March 2024–13 March 2024, 10:00 am–5:00 pm


This two-day masterclass provides an in-depth update on the current scientific understanding of auditory processing and related disorders (APD), language, cognition and their interaction.

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The Ear Institute


UCL Ear Institute
332 Grays Inn Rd

This two-day masterclass provides an in-depth update on the current scientific understanding of auditory processing disorders (APD), language, cognition and their interaction across the age spectrum.

You'll learn about:

  • the scientific principles of auditory neuroscience
  • current clinical diagnostic and management approaches for auditory processing disorders

This is a multidisciplinary course, taught by clinician researchers and auditory neuroscience academic researchers. . 

Who this course is for:

  • Audiologists and audiology assistants
  • Hearing therapists
  • Audiology students
  • Teachers of the deaf
  • Speech and language therapists
  • General practitioners with a special interest in audiology
  • Audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals
  • Other health professionals with an interest in hearing and cognition

You should have some basic knowledge in audiology.

The course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory pathways
  • the definition of auditory processing disorders (APD) and controversies
  • clinical presentations of APD in adults and children and the interplay of auditory processing, cognition and language
  • diagnostic considerations for APD including its differential diagnosis from auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders, developmental and/or cognitive disorders
  • current test batteries for assessment of different cohorts of patients with APD (e.g. the child with developmental disorders; dementia paitents)
  • mulitdisciplinary management of individuals with APD and with or without other hearing impairment, cognitive or developmental disorders in adults and children with APD
  • research tests in development 
  • electrophysiological tests for auditory processing
  • using auditory devices and training programmes in the management of APD

Seminar style, interactive teaching is supplemented by:

  • Group exercises and class discussion
  • Case studies
  • Self-directed reading and pre-reading around current structure and practice in auditory processing disorder services

The course is led by Professor Doris Bamiou and Dr Peter Keating, with lectures and seminars from experienced academics and clinicians. All materials will be available via the dedicated course page on UCLExtend. 


Please note the cost is £600 without assessments; £1075 with assessments.