Iris Schrijver

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  • Inherited hearing loss: molecular genetics and diagnostic testing. Expert opinion on medical diagnostics Vele, O., Schrijver, I. 2008; 2 (3): 231-248


    Background: Hearing loss is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous condition with major medical and social consequences. It affects up to 8% of the general population. Objective: This review recapitulates the principles of auditory physiology and the molecular basis of hearing loss, outlines the main types of non-syndromic and syndromic deafness by mode of inheritance, and provides an overview of current clinically available genetic testing. Methods: This paper reviews the literature on auditory physiology and on genes, associated with hearing loss, for which genetic testing is presently offered. Results/conclusion: The advent of molecular diagnostic assays for hereditary hearing loss permits earlier detection of the underlying causes, facilitates appropriate interventions, and is expected to generate the data necessary for more specific genotype-phenotype correlations.

    View details for DOI 10.1517/17530059.2.3.231

    View details for PubMedID 23495655

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