Hearing Test May Detect Autism in Newborns
[Source: Science Daily]
For years, researchers have known through numerous studies that hearing and other sensory systems of adults and children who have autism differ from children or adults without autism.
Now, University of Miami and Harvard Medical School researchers who explored responses to the standard hearing test administered to millions of newborns around the world, are closing in on a way to detect early indicators of autism — perhaps as early as at birth.
Published in the journal Autism Research, the findings could inform additional research
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