deafness | definition

partial or complete inability to hear


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Research Article: Mutation Spectrum of Common Deafness-Causing Genes in Patients with Non-Syndromic Deafness in the Xiamen Area, China

Date Published: August 7, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Yi Jiang, Shasha Huang, Tao Deng, Lihua Wu, Juan Chen, Dongyang Kang, Xiufeng Xu, Ruiyu Li, Dongyi Han, Pu Dai, Yong-Gang Yao. Abstract: In China, approximately 30,000 babies are born with hearing impairment each year. However, the molecular factors causing congenital hearing impairment … Continue reading

Research Article: Congenital Sensorineural Deafness in Australian Stumpy-Tail Cattle Dogs Is an Autosomal Recessive Trait That Maps to CFA10

Date Published: October 12, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Susan Sommerlad, Allan F. McRae, Brenda McDonald, Isobel Johnstone, Leigh Cuttell, Jennifer M. Seddon, Caroline A. O’Leary, Immo A. Hansen. Abstract: Congenital sensorineural deafness is an inherited condition found in many dog breeds, including Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dogs (ASCD). This deafness is evident in … Continue reading

Research Article: Eeyore: A Novel Mouse Model of Hereditary Deafness

Date Published: September 23, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Kerry A. Miller, Louise H. Williams, Hans-Henrik M. Dahl, Shehnaaz S. M. Manji, Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh. Abstract: Animal models that recapitulate human disease are proving to be an invaluable tool in the identification of novel disease-associated genes. These models can improve our understanding of … Continue reading

Research Article: Whole Exome Sequencing Identifies New Causative Mutations in Tunisian Families with Non-Syndromic Deafness

Date Published: June 13, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Zied Riahi, Crystel Bonnet, Rim Zainine, Malek Louha, Yosra Bouyacoub, Nadia Laroussi, Mariem Chargui, Rym Kefi, Laurence Jonard, Imen Dorboz, Jean-Pierre Hardelin, Sihem Belhaj Salah, Jacqueline Levilliers, Dominique Weil, Kenneth McElreavey, Odile Tanguy Boespflug, Ghazi Besbes, Sonia Abdelhak, Christine Petit, Osman El-Maarri. Abstract … Continue reading

Research Article: P300 Event-Related Potential as an Indicator of Inattentional Deafness?

Date Published: February 25, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Louise Giraudet, Marie-Eve St-Louis, Sébastien Scannella, Mickaël Causse, Alexandra Key. Abstract: An analysis of airplane accidents reveals that pilots sometimes purely fail to react to critical auditory alerts. This inability of an auditory stimulus to reach consciousness has been coined under the term … Continue reading

Research Article: Deafness alters the spatial mapping of touch

Date Published: March 2, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Andréanne Sharp, Simon P. Landry, Maxime Maheu, François Champoux, Manuel S. Malmierca. Abstract: Auditory input plays an important role in the development of body-related processes. The absence of auditory input in deafness is understood to have a significant, and even irreversible, impact on … Continue reading

Research Article: Preservation of Auditory P300-Like Potentials in Cortical Deafness

Date Published: January 17, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Marianna Cavinato, Jessica Rigon, Chiara Volpato, Carlo Semenza, Francesco Piccione, Lawrence M. Ward. Abstract: The phenomenon of blindsight has been largely studied and refers to residual abilities of blind patients without an acknowledged visual awareness. Similarly, “deaf hearing” might represent a further example of … Continue reading

Research Article: Risks of tinnitus, sensorineural hearing impairment, and sudden deafness in patients with non-migraine headache

Date Published: September 6, 2019 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Yi-Chun Chen, Shiang-Jiun Tsai, Jin-Cherng Chen, Juen-Haur Hwang, Vinaya Manchaiah. Abstract: Tinnitus and hearing impairment are prevalent among headache patients. This study aims to investigate the risk of tinnitus, sensorineural hearing impairment, and sudden deafness in patients with non-migraine headache. Participants included 43 … Continue reading

Research Article: Targeted Exon Sequencing Successfully Discovers Rare Causative Genes and Clarifies the Molecular Epidemiology of Japanese Deafness Patients

Date Published: August 13, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Maiko Miyagawa, Takehiko Naito, Shin-ya Nishio, Naoyuki Kamatani, Shin-ichi Usami, Andreas R. Janecke. Abstract: Target exon resequencing using Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing (MPS) is a new powerful strategy to discover causative genes in rare Mendelian disorders such as deafness. We attempted to identify … Continue reading