Molecular genetics of hearing loss.

  title={Molecular genetics of hearing loss.},
  author={Christine Petit and Jacqueline Levilliers and Jean-Pierre Hardelin},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Hereditary isolated hearing loss is genetically highly heterogeneous. Over 100 genes are predicted to cause this disorder in humans. Sixty loci have been reported and 24 genes underlying 28 deafness forms have been identified. The present epistemic stage in the realm consists in a preliminary characterization of the encoded proteins and the associated defective biological processes. Since for several of the deafness forms we still only have fuzzy notions of their pathogenesis, we here adopt a… CONTINUE READING

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