Hearing Loss and Genetics »
An article published by the Jerusalem post discussed the results of a study conducted by Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel. The study discovered which genes in Middle Eastern families could be the cause for hearing health issues. It found a connection between hearing loss in Middle Eastern families and a particular genetic mutation.
Middle Eastern families can now undergo genetic counseling, which will work as a preventative measure, and reduce the risk of children being born with hearing damage. Although the genes responsible for hearing loss vary from one population to another, the identification of one in a particular group will allow for further studies in others.
If you believe you or someone you know may be suffering from hearing loss, it is important to visit your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist such as Dr. Joseph Duran, will provide you with a hearing test and help treat the condition accordingly.