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 32 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular diagnostics for congenital hearing loss including 15 deafness genes using a next generation sequencing platform.
 

Author(s): Sarah De Keulenaer, Jan Hellemans, Steve Lefever, Jean-Pierre Renard, Joachim De Schrijver, Hendrik Van de Voorde, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Filip Van Nieuwerburgh, Daisy Flamez, Filip Pattyn, Bieke Scharlaken, Dieter Deforce, Sofie Bekaert, Wim Van Criekinge, Jo Vandesompele, Guy Van Camp, Paul Coucke

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Hereditary hearing loss (HL) can originate from mutations in one of many genes involved in the complex process of hearing. Identification of the genetic defects in patients is currently labor intensive and expensive. While screening with Sanger sequencing for GJB2 mutations is common, ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2012

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Congenital goitrous hypothyroidism, deafness and iodide organification defect in four siblings: Pendred or pseudo-Pendred syndrome?
 

Author(s): Cengiz Kara, Mehtap Kılıç, Ahmet Uçaktürk, Murat Aydın

Journal: J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2010 ;2(2):81-4.

 

Pendred syndrome (PDS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by congenital deafness, goiter and iodide organification defect. Presence of inner ear malformations is essential for the clinical diagnosis. Most individuals with PDS are clinically and biochemically euthyroid. ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2011

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Neural coding of interaural time differences with bilateral cochlear implants: effects of congenital deafness.
 

Author(s): Kenneth E Hancock, Victor Noel, David K Ryugo, Bertrand Delgutte

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2010 Oct;30(42):14068-79.

 

Human bilateral cochlear implant users do poorly on tasks involving interaural time differences (ITD), a cue that provides important benefits to the normal hearing, especially in challenging acoustic environments, yet the precision of neural ITD coding in acutely deafened, bilaterally ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2010

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The terms "Congenital Deafness" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 30 Oct 2008

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Natural History and Genetic Studies of Usher Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinitis Pigmentosa Syndromic; Congenital Deafness; Usher Syndrome; Retinitis Pigmentosa and Deafness; Progressive Hearing Loss; Retinitis Pigmentosa

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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Clinical and Genetic Examination of Usher Syndrome Patients' Cohort in Europe
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Usher Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

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Investigation of Six Weeks of Oral Valganciclovir Therapy in Infants and Children With Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection and Hearing Loss
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Cytomegalovirus; Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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