When does the sense of hearing develop in a fetus?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Though we're sure you wouldn't want your baby to hear everything that you do, the truth is that the fetus can hear. The predominant sounds include the churning, whirring, and whooshing of things like blood running through your blood vessels and the movement of your stomach and intestines. Believe it or not, it can get quite loud in there.
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