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Medical Term:

hereditary hearing impairment

 

Definition: hearing impairment occurring in syndromic forms (in which there are other anomalies in addition to the hearing impairment) and nonsyndromic forms (in which hearing impairment is the only unusual finding) with autosomal dominant and recessive, X-linked, and mitochondrial modes of transmission; may be congenital, of early onset in childhood, or of late onset in midlife and advanced age.

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