The outcomes achieved by the scientists suggest that the therapeutic window for local gene transfer in patients with DFNB9 congenital deafness
could be wider than thought, and offers hope of extending these findings to other forms of deafness.
Dalmatians in particular have been found to have a 30 percent incidence of congenital deafness
No treatment is available for inherited congenital deafness
. However, veterinarians can be valuable allies in helping you and your cat cope with hearing loss.
Approximately 50% of congenital deafness
is inherited and hearing loss has been described in over 400 syndromes.
Jervell and Lange-Nielsen, for the first time in 1957, described four siblings who had a combination of congenital deafness
and long QT intervals on ECG, who otherwise seemed to be quite healthy but suffered recurrent attacks of fainting, often provoked by exercise or fear.
Even after newborns have passed their hearing screens, we (pediatricians and parents alike) must remain vigilant because in addition to congenital deafness
, children can also acquire hearing loss at any point during childhood.
Non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) with autosomal recessive mode of inheritance is responsible for 70% of congenital deafness
(Bayazit et al., 2003).
Some other diseases that can be diagnosed by simple tests prior to discharge of a baby from the hospital are also important to include in the Expanded Screening Program: 1) Screening for congenital deafness
by Oto-accoustic Emission testing, (8) 2) Screening for cyanotic congenital heart diseases by pulse oxymetry, (9) and 3) Bilirubin check to predict risk for hyperbilirubinemia using Bhutani's nomogram.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): A new gene therapy approach can reverse hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in a mouse model of congenital deafness
, a new study has revealed.
A new study shows that children aged 12-19 years exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) were nearly twice as likely as nonexposed teens to experience sensorineural hearing loss, a type of hearing loss typically associated with aging and congenital deafness
New York University's Prof Michael Weitzman said: "It's the type of hearing loss that usually occurs as one gets older or among children with congenital deafness
Common AR conditions such as the aforementioned genetic blood dyscrasias and rare AR disorders such as undifferentiated congenital deafness
, osteogenesis imperfecta type III and spinal muscular atrophy, exemplify this situation.