Single gene influences on radiologically-detectable malformations of the inner ear

Shelley D Smith, Lee A. Harker

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Inner ear malformations associated with hearing loss or vestibular dysfunction are discussed from the viewpoint of the etiologies of the malformation. Symptoms of classification of inner ear malformations are discussed. The significance of malformations of the cochlea and vestibular aqueduct to auditory function are discussed. Genetics features and characteristics of Branchio-oto-renal, Waardenburg's, Pendred's, DiGeorge's, Wildervanck, Fountain, and Treacher Collins syndromes are discussed in relation to ear abnormalities and hearing. Similar attention is given to genetic studies of nonsyndromic hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-410
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing

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