Premature infants exposed to congenital infections are considered at risk for child development, and early detection of disorders is essential for interventions to be proposed, optimizing the effects of the critical period of neuronal plasticity. This project had its first stage from 2013 to 2015 when we studied moderate premature babies and from 2018 to 2021 babies exposed to congenital syphilis. In both stages the objective is to study the development of babies with risk indicators, in the case of premature or congenital infections, regarding their cognitive and perceptive development, with emphasis on hearing and language.



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Identification and characterization of the prevalence of audiological changes and development in premature infants or those exposed to congenital syphilis


Definition of central auditory system development markers in infants in the first two years of life


Confirmation of risk indicators for hearing impairment in babies exposed to congenital syphilis

Quality of life

Improvement in the quality of life of infants / children and their families, with a view to improving diagnosis and treatment aimed at the population of at-risk infants in their developmental course


Improvement in the educational and social inclusion of children who are properly diagnosed and treated, based on the knowledge produced in this research