Malek Safieh

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Nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL) affects a substantial proportion of newborns in the world every year. This proportion increases proportionally with the degree of consanguineous marriages in any society. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, consanguineous marriages are common practice and this is associated with a noticeably high frequency of inherited(More)
Background For every thousand children born in the world, there is one who is born with a hereditary form of hearing loss. In Saudi Arabia, the rate of children affected with sensineuronal hearing loss (SNHL) was estimated to be approximately 26 children out of 1000 [1]. Alone in the western region (Jeddah, Makkah, Al-Taif) of the country, there are over(More)
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