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DE VITTO, Luciana de Paula Maximino et al. Macrosomia and auditory abilities: a comparative study. Pró-Fono R. Atual. Cient. [online]. 2005, vol.17, n.2, pp. 223-232. ISSN 0104-5687. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-56872005000200011.
BACKGROUND:macrosomia is the positive deviation of normal growing standards. AIM: due to the lack of studies related to the auditory abilities in macrosomic syndromes, the aim of the present study was to verify and compare the auditory abilities of two patients and to correlate these results with other complementary findings. METHOD: anamneses, hearing, language, psychologic and neuroimage evaluation in two female subjects, eight and seventeen years old. RESULTS: subject I - normal; subject II - impaired. CONCLUSION: there is a growing need for more investigations of the neurophysiology of the auditory system in this population. Studies in the area of hearing can favor the early diagnosis and therefore the intervention process.
Keywords : Macrosomia; Central Auditory Disease.