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 47 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: 14 Jun 2017

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Novel subtype of congenital partial lipodystrophy with mandibular hypoplasia, sensorineural deafness and short stature of unknown genetic origin.
 

Author(s): Haruka Sasaki, Kumiko Ohkubo, Kunihisa Kobayashi, Yuji Tajiri, Satoshi Ugi, Atsunori Kashwagi

Journal: J Diabetes Investig. 2017 Jan;8(1):121-122.

 

The unique clinical manifestations of congenital partial lipodystrophy are herein reported due to its rarity.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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Pediatric Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery: A New Option for Auditory Habilitation in Congenital Deafness?
 

Author(s): Parth V Shah, Elliott D Kozin, Alyson B Kaplan, Daniel J Lee

Journal: J Am Board Fam Med. ;29(2):286-8.

 

The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is a neuroprosthetic device that provides sound sensations to individuals with profound hearing loss who are not candidates for a cochlear implant (CI) because of anatomic constraints. Herein we describe the ABI for family physicians.

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2016

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The terms "Congenital Deafness" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 18 Mar 2016

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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: 30 Oct 2008

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Promoting Early Diagnosis of Congenital Hearing Loss With Patient Navigators
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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Effectiveness of Therapy Via Telemedicine Following Cochlear Implants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Sensorineural Deafness

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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Congenital CMV and Hearing Loss in Children up to 4 Years of Age: Treating With Valganciclovir Therapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Cytomegalovirus; Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2017

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