Consanguinity and hearing impairment in a deaf school

  • Timir Kumar Debnath Jr. Consultant, Specialized ENT Hospital of SAHIC, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
  • Md Nasimul Jamal Consultant, ENT-HNS, Square Hospital, Dhaka
  • Ashim Kumar Biswas Asst. Professor, ENT-HNS, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Wakilur Rahman Medical officer, Specialized ENT Hospital of SAHIC, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
  • MN Amin Founder and Adviser, SAHIC, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
Keywords: Consanguinity, Hearing impaired, Deaf School

Abstract

Objective: To find out the frequency of consanguinity and positive family history of hearing impairment among deaf children in a deaf school in Bangladesh.

Methods: This was a retrospective study were included 150 patients. They were subjected to complete audiological examinations. These pupils were collected from Integrated Pre-school for Hearing Impaired children (IPSHIC) of SAHIC, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Results: The results showed that out of 150 Hearing impaired (HI ) children 30.0% (45) were from the consanguineous parents and 70.0% (105) from non- consanguineous parents. Also found 22.0% (33) had positive family history of hearing impairment.

Conclusion: Prevention is only means to reduce the prevalence of Congenital hearing impairment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v20i2.22020

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; October 2014; 20(2): 60-65

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2015-02-09
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Debnath, T., Jamal, M. N., Biswas, A., Rahman, M. W., & Amin, M. (2015). Consanguinity and hearing impairment in a deaf school. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 20(2), 60-65. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v20i2.22020
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