Hearing and Language
In this category, you will find analyses about hearing and language abilities of children and teenagers with HIV infection or HIV-exposure over time. We are interested in how these abilities change and develop over time, whether the children meet age expectations for language acquisition, and what role a child’s environment can play in helping or slowing hearing and language acquisition after HIV-exposure or infection.
Language Delays in Preschool Youth Born to Mothers Living with HIV
Research suggests that some youth born to mothers living with HIV may be behind in developing language. We wanted to see whether these youth had language or speech problems. We wanted to know whether the ARV medications mothers took while they were pregnant affected their children’s language and speech.
Hearing Loss in Youth with HIV and HIV Exposure
In this study, we gave hearing tests to infected and uninfected youth born to mothers with HIV. We examined these tests to find out if infected youth had more hearing problems on average than uninfected youth. We also looked at what factors were related to hearing loss.