Auditory Development in the Fetus and Infant

  title={Auditory Development in the Fetus and Infant},
  author={Stanley N. Graven and Joy V. Browne},
  journal={Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews},
Auditory development in the fetus and infant entails the structural parts of the ears that develop in the first 20 weeks of gestation, and the neurosensory part of the auditory system develops primarily after 20 weeks' gestational age. The auditory system becomes functional at around 25 weeks' gestation. The cochlea of the middle ear and the auditory cortex in the temporal lobe are most important in the development of the auditory system. They are both easily affected by the environment and… 

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