prelingual deafness

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pre·lin·gual deaf·ness

hearing impairment occurring before development of speech and language skills.
Hearing loss that precedes the onset of speech or learning spoken language; it is severe, stable, and less common than post-lingual hearing loss.
Aetiology Prelingual hearing loss is largely inherited: 50% are monogenic, 75% are autosomal recessive; 20%, autosomal dominant; 5%, X-linked recessive; the rest are caused by perinatal factors, infections in infancy or trauma

prelingual deafness

Hearing impairment that is present in infancy and childhood, before language skills are acquired.
See also: deafness
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It is less well known that people with pre-lingual deafness (deafness before the acquisition of language) have difficulties to develop a spoken language and even to read and write, as these capabilities are tightly intervened with the formation of language (think of the spoken word forming in your brain while reading).
How deaf patients experience hallucinations, especially in pre-lingual deafness, likely is different from hallucinatory experiences of hearing pa-tients.
Given the strong cultural practice of consanguineous marriages and the lack of awareness regarding screening modalities, a high prevalence of hereditary pre-lingual deafness is seen in Pakistan.