“Lazy ear” as cause of hearing deprivation

Scientists at have gained insight into a cause of hearing loss that stems from early childhood.

Just as “lazy eye” is caused by lapses in one eyes transmission of signals to the brain during critical development times, hearing loss may be caused by lapses in auditory transmission during childhood development.

Just as eye training can correct “lazy eye,” scientists are studying the ways in which ear training can be used to prevent future hearing loss.

Article at Science Daily