Researchers: Dyslexia interferes with students' hearing

November 13, 2009 2:59:32 PM PST
Children who have dyslexia have more trouble hearing in loud classrooms than those who do not have the condition, according to scientists at Northwestern University.A study also indicates students with poor reading skills have more trouble retaining information when there' is a lot of background noise.

The researchers believe seating students with dyslexia in front of the teacher could help a great deal. They also suggest offering wireless technologies and noise-reducing headphones to help them pick up information more clearly.

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that has an impact on reading and spelling skills.

The findings are reported in the publication Neuron.