Seattle Children's researcher finds potential cause of SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ia a tragic, mysterious disease that has left many grieving parents looking for answers. But a researcher from Seattle Children's Hospital may have found a clue that could help determine the causes behind SIDS.

Dr. Daniel Rubens has reported problems with hearing and the inner ear may be linked to SIDS in his latest study.

The Puget Sound Business Journal reports:

The theory is that babies can move into positions that restrict their breathing while asleep, and those with hearing impairment in at least one ear don’t have the automatic survival mechanism to rouse and reposition themselves.

Read more about Rubens work - and just how little it cost - in the Business Journal.

You can also check out the complete published study in Neuroscience.