• Updated
24 September 2020

Mild to moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in eLife shows that even mild to moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead to similar changes. 

Researchers say that the findings may have implications for how babies are screened for hearing loss and when hearing aids are recommended.