Sensorineural hearing loss in children.

  title={Sensorineural hearing loss in children.},
  author={Richard J. H. Smith and James F. Bale and Karl R. White},
  volume={365 9462},
During the past three to four decades, the incidence of acquired sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children living in more developed countries has fallen, as a result of improved neonatal care and the widespread implementation of immunisation programmes. The overall decrease has been accompanied by a relative increase in the proportion of inherited forms of SNHL. The contribution made by one gene in particular, GJB2, to the genetic load of SNHL has strongly affected the assessment and care… CONTINUE READING
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