What does the study involve?
In 2008 a pilot study in Rhode Island USA initiated by Dr Daniel Rubens identified that 31 infants who had died of SIDS had markedly lowered hearing test results at birth.
This study was important since it offered the first clue of a potential defect in SIDS cases by a currently utilised screening tool, well before a fatal event.
Based on this work, Professor Fleming of Bristol University and his team will work in collaboration with Dr Rubens in Seattle, to undertake this large-scale two-year study.
We are delighted to be part-funding this project in partnership with The Lullaby Trust and have contributed £50,000
Professor Peter Fleming