Where appropriate, a BioMARK assessment may be required. The Biological Marker of Auditory Processing (BioMAP, also referred to as BioMARK) is a neurophysiological used to objectively identify auditory processing dysfunction at the brain stem level (measured through the auditory brainstem response, ABR) and does not require active attention from the child or individual. This tool was developed by Northwestern University USA and it can be used for children from the age of 3. Click here to find out more about BioMARK assessments.
Where children are assessed, behaviour is also observed along with their speech development, and all of this information combined provides a holistic understanding of the child’s abilities. For adults, they are able to provide subjective reports of their own listening difficulties and in which situations they occur.
Following this assessment, a full written report with results and recommendations is provided and discussed during a feedback meeting with the examining clinician.