I found this scientific claim about reading and writing skills beeing depedent on the part of brain that manages sound. Is this true or just a hoax? Never read about this other places. Pasted from Auditory-Verbal Therapy at the Learning to Listen Foundation - Papers and Articles "Most people think that reading is a visual skill, but recent research on brain mapping shows that primary reading centers of the brain are located in the auditory cortex – in the auditory portions of the brain (Chermak, Bellis, and Musiek, 2007; Pugh, 2006; Tallal, 2005). That’s why many children who are born with a hearing loss and who do not have access to auditory input when they are very young (through strong hearing aids and auditory teaching), tend to have a great deal of difficulty reading even though their vision is fine. Therefore, the earlier and more efficiently we can allow a child access to meaningful sound with subsequent direction of the child’s attention to sound, the better opportunity that child will have of developing spoken language, literacy, and academic skills (Werker, 2006). With the technology and early auditory-verbal intervention available today, a child with a hearing loss CAN have the same opportunity as a child with typical hearing to develop audition, speech, language, cognition, competence in conversation and academic skills (Robertson, 2000)."