The gene for an inherited form of deafness maps to chromosome 5q31.

@article{Len1992TheGF,
  title={The gene for an inherited form of deafness maps to chromosome 5q31.},
  author={Pedro E. Le{\'o}n and Henriette Ravent{\'o}s and Emily Lynch and John Morrow and Megan C King},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={
          5181-4
        }
}
Primary--i.e., nonsyndromal-postlingual deafness is inherited as an autosomal dominant phenotype in a large kindred in Costa Rica. Genetically susceptible individuals begin to lose hearing at low frequencies at about age 10 years, after language and speaking are learned. Deafness inevitably progresses by age 30 years to bilateral hearing loss of all frequencies. Intelligence, fertility, and life expectancy are normal. The family traces its ancestry to an affected founder born in Costa Rica in… CONTINUE READING

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