Is there any association between consanguinity and hearing loss.

  title={Is there any association between consanguinity and hearing loss.},
  author={Abdulbari Bener and Amr A M Eihakeem and Khaled Abdulhadi},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={69 3},
BACKGROUND Hearing loss (HL) and its complications appear to be increasingly common in developing countries. Previous studies have supported the association between hearing loss and consanguinity. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of hearing loss and its association with consanguinity among Qatari population. In addition, correlation between hearing loss and Rhesus (Rh) blood groups has been investigated. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study. SETTING… CONTINUE READING


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