Population-based genetic study of childhood hearing impairment in the Trent Region of the United Kingdom.

@article{Parker2000PopulationbasedGS,
  title={Population-based genetic study of childhood hearing impairment in the Trent Region of the United Kingdom.},
  author={Martyn Parker and Heather M Fortnum and I. D. Young and Alexander C Davis and Robert L. Mueller},
  journal={Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          226-31
        }
}
The objective of the study was to investigate childhood hearing impairment in a population-based sample from a genetic perspective. Participants included 82 families with hearing-impaired children (aged 4-13) previously ascertained in the Trent Health Region. A questionnaire was mailed to all families, followed by a home visit and Connexin-26 35delG mutation screen. The Connexin-26 35delG mutation was identified in seven families (approximately 10 per cent of non-syndromal hearing impairment… CONTINUE READING

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