Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) occurs when the brain has trouble interpreting sounds. For an unknown reason, the ears and brain don’t fully communicate. A person may mishear similar sounds and words and may be unable to determine similar sounds in a noisy environment or block out background noise.

A study looking into CAPD and migraine found that both patients with migraine and vestibular migraine had performed worse on central auditory testing than controls.1