Current understanding of the genetics of hearing loss

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Abstract

Hearing loss is a common condition affecting up to 1 in 500 newborns and increasing in prevalence with age. A significant proportion of cases are inherited as a result of single gene mutations or genetics plays a part in a multifactorial process leading to the hearing loss. This article reviews the current understanding of the genes known to be involved in this process and outlines recent developments and prospects for the future.

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