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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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The genetic causes hearing loss are the following:

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Screen shot of the middle section of the Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) Web page titled "The genetic causes of hearing loss are the following:."

  • 30% are due to a genetic syndromes
  • 56% are nonsyndromic due to autosomal recessive genes
  • 12% are nonsyndromic due to autoosomal dominant genes
  • 2% are nonsyndromic due to X linked genes or mitochondrial inheritance

Syndromic Hearing Loss:

Examples of the most frequent syndromes associated with hearing loss are:

  • Stickler Syndrome: as an autosomal dominant disorder with sensorineural hearing loss, occasional conductive hearing loss, midface hypoplasia, marfanoid habitus.

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