This book overviews auditory development in nonhuman species and proposes a common time frame for human and nonhuman auditory development. It attempts to explain the mechanisms accounting for age-related change in several domains of auditory processing.
1. Early Functional and Structural Development of the Nonhuman Auditory System 2. Early Development of the Human Auditory System and Its Relationship to Nonhuman Auditory Development 3. Absolute Sensitivity 4. Factors Related to Thresholds in Noise: Intensity, Frequency, and Temporal Resolution 5. Other Response Properties: Development of Complex Sound Perception and Binaural Hearing 6. Effects of Experience 7. Epilogue