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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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Bottom line is that in our average population of pointers, with the frequent crossing of bloodlines that occur we very rarely see a puppy born with hereditary deafness.
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(San Diego, CA) signed a license agreement with Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) that grants Nanogen exclusive rights in Europe to certain patents and patent applications relating to detection of mutations in the GJB2 gene for the diagnosis of hereditary deafness. The company plans to develop a molecular diagnostic product that can be customized by European molecular testing labs to screen newborns for hereditary deafness.
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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.
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Hereditary deafness is hearing loss that is inherited or passed down from parents to their children.
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