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Hereditary Hearing Loss and Deafness Overview.

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GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2019.
1999 Feb 14 [updated 2017 Jul 27].

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1
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
2
Epilepsy Research Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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This overview focuses on the clinical features and molecular genetics of common syndromic and nonsyndromic types of hereditary hearing loss. The goals of this overview on hereditary hearing loss and deafness are the following: GOAL 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of hereditary hearing loss and deafness. GOAL 2: Review the causes of hereditary hearing loss and deafness. GOAL 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of hereditary hearing loss and deafness in a proband (when possible). GOAL 4: Inform genetic counseling of family members of an individual with hereditary hearing loss and deafness. GOAL 5: Review management of hereditary hearing loss and deafness.

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