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Does my child have a brain problem if he has poor sight or hearing?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Sensory development is a huge indicator of how well the brain is functioning. During the first few years of life, you should pay close attention to your child's vision and hearing. If things don't always add up, it may not just be a "sight" issue, but a brain development issue. Be aware that senses are more than just ways to interact with the world; they're cool little windows into the world of the brain as well.
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