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Will This Hearing Test Identify Autism In Children?

Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

A hearing test may be able to identify children with autism who do not yet show symptoms, and could help predict the eventual severity of those symptoms, according to researchers at Northwestern University. Photo by Dubova/Shutterstock ROCHESTER, Minn., July 26 (UPI) -- A hearing test may help doctors identify children at higher risk for autism spectrum disorder, allowing therapy to start earlier and prevent larger health issues caused by a delayed diagnosis. Researchers at the University of Rochester say measuring otoacoustic emissions to check for hearing problems could tip off doctors to the potential for ASD based on research linking hearing impairment and the severity of symptoms linked to the disorder.

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