how do we know what infants can hear?

Question by requiem42: how do we know what infants can hear?
how have scientists determined infants’ ability to hear and recognize sound?

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Answer by 23skadoo
Modern scientists can do brain scans and brain wave studies and tell that babies are hearing and that their brains are responding to sounds.

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2 Responses to “how do we know what infants can hear?”

  1. Doublemint says:

    Hearing in infants can be tested using two different methods; the auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluations, or the otoacoustic emission (OAE) measures.

  2. Labsci says:

    Clap your hands near a sleeping infant. Repeat several times. If baby wakes, it is not deaf. You can also check for waking involuntary response to clapping, such as blinking.


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