The Genetic and Causal Basis of Congenital Hearing Loss
- Date & Time
Thu February 6, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Primary Children's Hospital
The cost to attend this event is $18.00
For more information, please contact Michael Page at 415-654-7136, or by email Michael.email@example.com
Primary Children's Hospital Audiology Quarterly Education Series
- Additional Information
Presented by John Carey, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
This presentation will provide an overview of the known causes of human congenital and prelingual hearing loss in children. The focus of the talk will be on the genetic etiologies and the common syndromes that involve hearing loss. An overview of the more than 200 genes that cause pediatric hearing loss will be summarized. Useful resources and suggestions for when to refer to the Primary Children's Hospital Genetics Clinic and Hearing Assessment clinic will be included.
1. List the most common causes of congenital hearing loss.
2. Summarize the important role of the gene for connexin-26 in pediatric hearing loss.
3. Name and describe the 5 most common syndromes causing congenital hearing loss.
4. Identify which families need referral to Genetics clinic for diagnosis and/or genetic counseling.
Physicians, residents, audiologists, speech language pathologists, auditory-verbal therapists, early interventionists, and teachers of the deaf