Seeking A Cure For SIDS, Seattle Children’s Doctor To Test His Theory
Dr. Daniel Rubens of Seattle Children’s Hospital, who believes inner-ear troubles might provide a clue to the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is partnering with The Lullaby Trust in the U.K. on the launch of a study called the ‘Oto-Acoustic Signals in SIDS’ (OASIS) study. The study will investigate a possible association between SIDS and hearing alteration on the newborn hearing screen test. With new funding, the team will launch the two-year study in May.
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