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  • Study compares third-trimester sound exposures in fetuses, premature infants

    Photo of Brian Monson

    Speech and hearing science professor Brian Monson led a study comparing the sound exposures of fetuses in the last 16 weeks of pregnancy with their age-matched premature peers. 

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Brian Monson, email  

    The paper “Language exposure for preterm infants is reduced relative to fetuses” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.12.042