Beyond Selective Hearing: Could Your Child Have Auditory Neuropathy?

If your child responds to the sounds of the world around him, yet fails to respond to verbal communication, you may assume that he is deliberately tuning you out or practicing what parents affectionately refer to as selective hearing. While this is possible, there is another cause to consider. Your child may be suffering from auditory neuropathy. The hallmark of the rare condition is the inability to distinguish human speech despite normal or slightly impaired hearing. Read More