Is it possible that hearing loss in one infant from a pair of twins can affect the mother’s speech to both infants? A new acoustics study zeroes in on this question and suggests that not only is this alteration of speech entirely possible, but that mothers speak to both infants as if they are hearing impaired.
The study explores the acoustic characteristics of three mothers’ speech towards their infant twins. The results will be presented by Maria V. Kondaurova, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology at Indiana University’s School of Medicine at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will be held October 27-31, 2014, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel.

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