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Autism and Auditory Hypersensitivity: Causes and Treatment
Guest: Jay R. Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
Host: Alex Doman
February 3, 2016
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that autism spectrum disorder prevalence has significantly increased to over 2% of all children in the United States, with an estimated 1 in 28 boys currently with an autism diagnosis.
Professionals working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find that these children are overly sensitive to sounds. These professionals and parents are often concerned as to why children may have auditory hypersensitivities.
Recently the journal Autism Research and Treatment published a peer reviewed article which discusses the neural mechanisms identified underlying hypersensitive hearing in people. The authors Dr. Jay R. Lucker of Howard University and Alex Doman of Advanced Brain Technologies, focus on brain research to support the idea of the nonclassical auditory pathways being involved in connecting the auditory system with the emotional system of the brain. The authors also discuss brain mechanisms believed to be involved in auditory hypersensitivity, and treatments for hypersensitive hearing.
Join Alex Doman and his guest Jay R.Lucker as they discuss this article and their research on autism and auditory hypersensitivity; causes, treatment, and hope for those suffering from sound sensitivities.