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Hearing reduction in patients with genetic diseases

Mario Petrov Milkov


Hearing reduction and hearing loss in children and adults represent severe medico-social disorders leading to patient disability. During the recent several years, there have been numerous publications dealing with various aspects of the genetics of hereditary diseases and syndromes causing a considerable hearing reduction and even hearing loss. One bears in mind the large-scale genome investigations as well as the trials of genetic polymorphisms and gene mutations in hearing impairment. In these patients, one observes autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant inheritance as well as an X-linked one. In the present papers, some novelties in this interdisciplinary field such as genetic research and common genetic syndromes with hearing impairment are concisely presented.


hearing reduction, hearing loss, diagnosis, genetic research, genetic syndromes

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