Genetic causes of deafness

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Introduction

There are several causes of deafness. Some of the causes are genetic. This document, which is still under construction, is intended to provide pointers to information about genetic causes of deafness.


Contact information

Experts on hereditary forms of deafness:

Boys Town National Institute for Communicative Disorders
555 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE 68131
USA

402/449-6511 V/TTY

They also have a newsletter and are doing longitudinal (long-term) studies of hereditary deafness.

(Contributed by Therese Shellabarger tlshellabarg@gallua.gallaudet.edu at 20 Dec 1993.)


List of syndromes

NOTE: THIS SECTION IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

  1. Usher's syndrome.
  2. Mondini defect
  3. Pendred's Syndrome
  4. Michel-type anomaly
Last update date: 
1995 Oct 6