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High-frequency sensitivity in infants

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Science  29 Feb 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4434, pp. 1003-1004
DOI: 10.1126/science.7352294

Abstract

Auditory thresholds were determined for infants and adults to half-octave bands of noise centered at 10,000 and 19,000 hertz. Adults were significantly more sensitive than infants at 10,000 hertz, but at 19,000 hertz, adults and infants had comparable thresholds.