Alport Syndrome

The next in our series of syndromes that hearing loss may help identify is Alport Syndrome. The areas that are affected most in Alport are kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities.  Kidney disease in of itself is linked to hearing loss as described in an earlier post,  but those with Alport syndrome have a progressive loss…

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Hearing Screening and Early Identification of Syndromes

By Judy Huch, AuD and Carly Copeland, AuD Genetic hearing loss can be associated with hidden potentially life threatening diseases if they go undiagnosed. Hearing loss is often the first clue to detecting these serious syndromes. Most babies with these diseases look healthy at birth and have no family members affected with the disease. Four…

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