CAPD Is Classified in ICD-10 as H93.25 and Hearing Evaluation—Not Screening—Should Be Implemented in Children With Verified Communication and/or Listening Deficits Purpose The article “It Is Time to Rethink Central Auditory Processing Disorder Protocols for School-Aged Children” (DeBonis, 2015) appeared in the American Journal of Audiology as a tutorial. The author used the argument made by Cowan, Rosen, and Moore (2009), referring to central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), that “such impairments ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   December 01, 2016
CAPD Is Classified in ICD-10 as H93.25 and Hearing Evaluation—Not Screening—Should Be Implemented in Children With Verified Communication and/or Listening Deficits
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Vasiliki (Vivian) Iliadou
    Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Tony Sirimanna
    Department of Audiology and Audiological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • Doris-Eva Bamiou
    Neuro-Otology Department, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
    University College London Ear Institute, United Kingdom
  • Disclosure : The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
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  • Correspondence to Vasiliki Iliadou: Viliad@auth.gr
  • Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar
    Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar×
  • Associate Editor: Ann Eddins
    Associate Editor: Ann Eddins×
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Letter to the Editor   |   December 01, 2016
CAPD Is Classified in ICD-10 as H93.25 and Hearing Evaluation—Not Screening—Should Be Implemented in Children With Verified Communication and/or Listening Deficits
American Journal of Audiology, December 2016, Vol. 25, 368-370. doi:10.1044/2016_AJA-16-0055
History: Received May 23, 2016 , Revised July 19, 2016 , Accepted July 31, 2016
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2016, Vol. 25, 368-370. doi:10.1044/2016_AJA-16-0055
History: Received May 23, 2016; Revised July 19, 2016; Accepted July 31, 2016
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Purpose The article “It Is Time to Rethink Central Auditory Processing Disorder Protocols for School-Aged Children” (DeBonis, 2015) appeared in the American Journal of Audiology as a tutorial. The author used the argument made by Cowan, Rosen, and Moore (2009), referring to central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), that “such impairments have not been shown to uniquely contribute to a clearly defined condition that would warrant its inclusion in any of the major disease classification systems” (emphasis added; p. 129). However, CAPD is included in the U.S. version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems–10th Revision (ICD-10) under the code H93.25; this was not mentioned in the article by DeBonis. We would like to point out some additional omissions of this tutorial that may bias its conclusions.

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