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Etiologic Diagnosis of Nonsyndromic Genetic Hearing Loss in Adult Vs Pediatric Populations, University of Miami Study  
11/6/2012 7:57:41 AM

Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The study's authors state that testing for some of the most common mutations that cause sensorineural hearing loss in a targeted way, rather than through generalized screening of hearing loss patients, yields the best results.