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hereditary hearing impairment

hearing impairment occurring in syndromic forms (in which there are other anomalies in addition to the hearing impairment) and nonsyndromic forms (in which hearing impairment is the only unusual finding) with autosomal dominant and recessive, X-linked, and mitochondrial modes of transmission; may be congenital, of early onset in childhood, or of late onset in midlife and advanced age.

he·red·i·tar·y hear·ing im·pair·ment

(hĕr-ed'i-tar-ē hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt)
Hearing impairment occurring in syndromic forms (in which there are other anomalies in addition to the hearing impairment) and nonsyndromic forms (in which hearing impairment is the only unusual finding) with autosomal dominant and recessive, X-linked, and mitochondrial modes of transmission; may be congenital, of early onset in childhood, or late onset in mid-life and advanced age.

hereditary deafness

Hearing loss passed down through generations of a family.
See also: deafness
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Given this structural complexity of cochlea it could be suggested that hereditary deafness is remarkable feature for its genetic heterogeneity (Keats and Berlin, 1999).
I was interested to find that in a colony of pointers kept for their nervousness, and used as a model for the study of nervousness and anxiety issues in humans, there was a high incidence of hereditary deafness.
7) A family's hereditary deafness can shape perceptions of their hearing children.
The GJB2 gene that encodes a protein called connexin 26 was demonstrated to be associated with 25% to 50% of the cases of hereditary deafness in Western countries, as well as in countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
This Russian variation of Martha's Vineyard (where a high rate of hereditary deafness and geographic isolation led to common usage of sign language among hearing, as well as deaf inhabitants) had the tacit approval of the Soviet regime.
It looks like connexin 26 accounts for a lot [of deafness] in certain areas of the world, but it's not clear how much it accounts for hereditary deafness in the United States," says Friedman.
The two reported instances are in families affected by achondroplasia (dwarfism) and by hereditary deafness.
Developing drugs to block addictive substances, identifying the causes behind hereditary deafness and blindness, and finding substances to reduce nerve-cell damage and speed recovery from strokes were among the longer-range goals of researchers.
Hereditary deafness is hearing loss that is inherited or passed down from parents to their children.
Addressing this challenge in the new study, Lustig and his team used mice with hereditary deafness caused by a mutation in a gene coding for a protein called vesicular glutamate transporter-3 (VGLUT3).
It is characterized by a sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and goiter, and it is responsible for 10% of all cases of hereditary deafness (incidence: 7.

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