middle ear disease may be affected by sexual abuse. Court reports indicate that poor social skills, as a result of poor hearing, can be a contributing factor in the use of aggression and violence to obtain sexual partners. The abusers and their victims may both have a history of middle ear disease and/or current listening difficulties. Research also indicates that children with poor hearing are more likely to become the victims of sexual abuse."
and criminal justice issues
The sad thing is that this research has been validated by some of the Catholic Church's scandals in homes for the deaf.