The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of common causes of genetic hearing loss.
The goals of this overview on genetic hearing loss are the following.
Goal 1: Describe the audiometric and clinical aspects of genetic hearing loss.
Goal 2: Review the causes of genetic hearing loss.
Goal 3: Review the differential diagnosis of genetic hearing loss.
Goal 4: Explain the evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of hearing loss in a proband.
Goal 5: Review the management of genetic hearing loss.
Goal 6: Inform the genetic counseling of an individual with genetic hearing loss and their family members.
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