Has anyone heard of hearing aids helping with APD? I went to the audiologist, and my hearing is mostly in the normal range. So I went back and did the hearing in sound test, which I failed. No surprise there, my biggest issues have been: hearing certain women, using the telephone, hearing with lots of background noise, and hearing mechanical voices. She suggested that I try hearing aids, but I'm a little unclear as to how they could help, if I have no problems with my ears. However - they DO help! The first thing I did was call my boyfriend's mother. I can hear her fine when she is face to face, and I can read her lips. But she has a voice that's pretty close to voices-I-can't-hear, and talking on the phone has always been a challenge. It was like she was right there! (otoh, with the hearing aids in, I can hear annoying sounds like ticking clocks and the refrigerator humming.) But, I'm worried that using hearing aids when my ears are fine might damage my hearing - sort of like using flotation devices to learn to swim - I'll overcompensate, and then my hearing will be worse. AND, frankly, I feel like it's a kind of a fakeout... it's 'APD', it's all in my head, it's not quantifiable. So why do the hearing aids work? Is it just amplification? But why would that help if my hearing is fine? There's not been a lot of studies done on APD, without concurrent ADHD issues, in adults. I have a mild seizure disorder, and got a few concussions, so I suppose that could have an effect. Heck, I don't know. I don't want to spend thousands of dollars, I just want to be able to do my job. I'm sorry to be such a pain, but this forum is pretty active, and I don't know who else to ask, besides the audiologist. What about auditory training? Does it work? All I've seen about it has come from the manufacturers - hardly an endorsement. If anyone has any experience with it, please let me know! Thank you!