We learn to hear! Dwight Bergles and team show that the auditory system trains itself to process sound when hearing begins

For the first two weeks of life, mice with a hereditary form of deafness have nearly normal neural activity in the auditory system, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists. 

Their previous studies indicate that this early auditory activity — before the onset of hearing — provides a kind of training to prepare the brain to process sound when hearing begins. Learn more here. Check out the work here.

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