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How can a hearing test help a child with autism?

Various tests such as an audiogram, typanogram, and the brain stem evoked response can indicate whether a person has a hearing impairment. Audiologists or hearing specialists, have methods to test the hearing of any individual by measuring responses such as turning their head, blinking, or staring when a sound is presented. If a hearing impairment is detected, treatment could involve minor surgery, use of hearing aids, or antibiotics.

Source: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) 

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