Genetic counselling for isolated hearing loss

J Laryngol Otol. 1989 Jan;103(1):12-5. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100107935.


An investigation into the causes of sensorineural hearing loss in young children has been used as a basis for determining risk factors for parents of children with a hearing loss of unknown origin having a further affected child and for the defect to be passed on to a subsequent generation. The degree of hearing loss likely to be found if further children are affected, is examined.

MeSH terms

  • Deafness / genetics*
  • Genetic Counseling*
  • Humans
  • Phenotype
  • Risk