Congenital Deafness

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Congenital Deafness

Congenital Deafness is the presence of partial or total deafness, or the inability to hear, at birth. It occurs in 1 out of every 1,000 to 2,000 births. It can either be caused by genetic or environmental factors during the pregnancy. Children with congenital hearing loss or deafness can be diagnosed soon after birth by newborn hearing screening. Otherwise, children are typically diagnosed by hearing tests later in life. Management of the condition varies, but can often include hearing aid devices. Early detection and management is important to prevent speech and language difficulties later in life. Many children will need speech therapy, or need to use sign language to communicate. Depending on the type and cause of deafness, surgery may also be an option for treatment.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Congenital Deafness" returned 51 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Familial clustering of congenital deafness, patent ductus arteriosus, Eisenmenger complex, and differential cyanosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Ting-Wei Lin, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chi-Yao Huang, Kuo-Yang Wang, Kae-Woei Liang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(24):e7105.

 

Few studies had reported syndromes that include patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with Eisenmenger syndrome and congenital deafness clustered in male siblings without facial, skeletal, or mental abnormalities.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dominant ER Stress-Inducing Mutations Underlie a Genetic Syndrome of Neonatal/Infancy-Onset Diabetes, Congenital Sensorineural Deafness, and Congenital Cataracts.
 

Author(s): Elisa De Franco, Sarah E Flanagan, Takuya Yagi, Damien Abreu, Jana Mahadevan, Matthew B Johnson, Garan Jones, Fernanda Acosta, Mphele Mulaudzi, Ngee Lek, Vera Oh, Oliver Petz, Richard Caswell, Sian Ellard, Fumihiko Urano, Andrew T Hattersley

Journal: Diabetes. 2017 07;66(7):2044-2053.

 

Neonatal diabetes is frequently part of a complex syndrome with extrapancreatic features: 18 genes causing syndromic neonatal diabetes have been identified to date. There are still patients with neonatal diabetes who have novel genetic syndromes. We performed exome sequencing in a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Bilateral congenital deafness: What investigations should be performed?
 

Author(s): Nicolas Gürtler, Claudine Gysin, Nevenka Schmid, Claudia Pieren, Mattheus Vischer, Stefan Schumacher, Peter Oppermann, Daniel Leuba, Dorothée Veraguth

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The introduction of newborn hearing screening has led to earlier identification of children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Aetiological clarification offers several benefits. There is currently a lack of agreement on which examinations should be recommended.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Congenital Deafness" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Higher-order auditory areas in congenital deafness: Top-down interactions and corticocortical decoupling.
 

Author(s): Andrej Kral, Prasandhya A Yusuf, Rüdiger Land

Journal: Hear. Res.. 2017 01;343():50-63.

 

The theory of predictive coding assumes that higher-order representations influence lower-order representations by generating predictions about sensory input. In congenital deafness, one identified dysfunction is a reduced activation of deep layers in the auditory cortex. Since these ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Somatic memory and gain increase as preconditions for tinnitus: Insights from congenital deafness.
 

Author(s): Jos J Eggermont, Andrej Kral

Journal: Hear. Res.. 2016 Mar;333():37-48.

 

Tinnitus is the conscious perception of sound heard in the absence of physical sound sources internal or external to the body. The characterization of tinnitus by its spectrum reflects the missing frequencies originally represented in the hearing loss, i.e., partially or completely ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy with progressive sensorineural deafness (Harboyan syndrome).
 

Author(s): Julie Desir, Marc Abramowicz

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Harboyan syndrome is a degenerative corneal disorder defined as congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED) accompanied by progressive, postlingual sensorineural hearing loss. To date, 24 cases from 11 families of various origin (Asian Indian, South American Indian, Sephardi ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Promoting Early Diagnosis of Congenital Hearing Loss With Patient Navigators
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2018

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Effectiveness of Therapy Via Telemedicine Following Cochlear Implants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Sensorineural Deafness

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 1 Mar 2018

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