Impaired Hearing in Left Ear Found in Children with Autism
By Jen Wilson, GoodTherapy.org 8/6/2013
Hearing is one of many compromised processes found in children with autism spectrum (ASD). Behavioral, cognitive, and developmental markers are often used in the diagnosis of ASD, but some children are first referred for examination because of a perceived hearing loss. When infants and toddlers do not respond to vocal stimuli, parents may assume that their hearing is impaired. However, according to new research, the hearing of children with ASD may be compromised because of the presence of visual stimuli and an attention shifting deficit.