There are many children with listening difficulties (LiD) who have clinically normal hearing. A primary concern of parents of children with LiD is their difficulty listening in class. A critical cue of selective attention to speech is the low-frequency (<10 Hz) fluctuation of speech amplitude, the so-called speech envelope.

We hypothesize that children with LiD may have difficulty processing speech envelope in their brains. We are going to assess the brain’s response to speech envelope in children with LiD using magnetoencephalography (MEG).