prelingual deafness(redirected from Pre-lingual hearing impairment)
hearing impairment occurring before development of speech and language skills.
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
Hearing impairment that is present in infancy and childhood, before language skills are acquired.
See also: deafness