Paul Govaerts

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Hereditary hearing loss (HL) is a very heterogeneous trait, with 46 gene identifications for non-syndromic HL. Mutations in GJB2 cause up to half of all cases of severe-to-profound congenital autosomal recessive non-syndromic HL, with 35delG being the most frequent mutation in Caucasians. Although a genotype-phenotype correlation has been established for(More)
Subsequent to the TMI and Chernobyl accidents, emergency management is investigating the possibility of taking balanced decisions on interventions as early as possible. This process relies more and more on in-plant data to assess the term of releases. The paper discusses the regulatory aspects of the communication related to the source term between the(More)
OBJECTIVE Approximately half of the variance of Age-Related Hearing Impairment (ARHI) is attributable to environmental risk factors, and the other half to genetic factors. None of these genes has ever been identified, but the genes involved in monogenic nonsyndromic hearing impairment are good candidates. Here we define and validate a quantitative trait(More)
Transtympanic Electrocochleography (TT-ECoG) and the glycerol test can aid in the diagnostic process of Ménière’s disease (MD). Measurement of travelling wave velocity (TWV) has been proposed as an alternative to TT-ECoG to detect endolymphatic hydrops. We assessed the feasibility and obtained normative data of the TWV test in the diagnosis of MD, and(More)
  • P Govaerts
  • 2005
In the course of history, exposure to radioactive sources escaping regular control, has been the main cause of fatal accidents, with the exception of the reactor accident at Chernobyl. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, numerous lost sources have been found, sometimes with serious physical damage. The attacks of September 11, 2001 have focussed(More)