Understanding Sound Sensitivity in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

@article{Stiegler2010UnderstandingSS,
  title={Understanding Sound Sensitivity in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Lillian N. Stiegler and Rebecca A. O. Davis},
  journal={Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={67 - 75}
}
Literature on sound sensitivity in individuals with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is reviewed in this article. Empirical evidence is examined, and physiologic and psychoemotional-behavioral perspectives are described.There is virtually no evidence of true physiological differences in auditory systems of individuals with ASD. It is evident, however, that many people with ASD (a) feel fearful and anxious about sound, and (b) may experience unpleasant physiological sensations because… Expand
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