"Deaf Child Crossing". New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. ISBN-10 0689822081; ISBN-13 978-0689822087
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Initially, she believed that she was rendered deaf in infancy by a bout of roseola infantum but later found out that roseola doesn't cause deafness. In the 1990s, a doctor told her mother that he believed that Matlin had a genetically malformed cochlea, which meant that she could likely hear when she was born but that her hearing receded over the first couple of years of her life.