hearing impairment

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More than 100 dog breeds have incidences of congenital deafness, says George M.
Hereditary congenital deafness, if it is going to develop, should be present by five weeks of age," Dr.
Approximately 50% of congenital deafness is inherited and hearing loss has been described in over 400 syndromes.
Key Words: Long QT interval, Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome (JLNS), Congenital deafness, Electrocardiographs.
The rise in incidence of hearing impairment in both children and adults, and occupational, nerve and congenital deafness, generates a large patient pool to be dispensed with hearing aids.
Even after newborns have passed their hearing screens, we (pediatricians and parents alike) must remain vigilant because in addition to congenital deafness, children can also acquire hearing loss at any point during childhood.
Non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) with autosomal recessive mode of inheritance is responsible for 70% of congenital deafness (Bayazit et al.
Some other diseases that can be diagnosed by simple tests prior to discharge of a baby from the hospital are also important to include in the Expanded Screening Program: 1) Screening for congenital deafness by Oto-accoustic Emission testing, (8) 2) Screening for cyanotic congenital heart diseases by pulse oxymetry, (9) and 3) Bilirubin check to predict risk for hyperbilirubinemia using Bhutani's nomogram.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness, a new study has revealed.
A new study shows that children aged 12-19 years exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) were nearly twice as likely as nonexposed teens to experience sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss typically associated with aging and congenital deafness (3).
New York University's Prof Michael Weitzman said: "It's the type of hearing loss that usually occurs as one gets older or among children with congenital deafness.
Common AR conditions such as the aforementioned genetic blood dyscrasias and rare AR disorders such as undifferentiated congenital deafness, osteogenesis imperfecta type III and spinal muscular atrophy, exemplify this situation.
Dr Hannie Kremer, from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, who led the study, said: "Our approach is identifying more genes for congenital deafness.
There are 286 deaf and dumb children (165 boys and 121 girls) with the diagnosis of congenital deafness in the boarding school No61.
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