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Connexin 26 and other Genetic Cause Families Come In!

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:19am
Ok, so now that I'm 6.5 months pregnant, it's about time I actually start thinking of preparing for this baby.

I feel very fortunate that we actually know the cause of Christian's hearing loss, as I know there are many families out there that never get to pinpoint the exact cause. Since we know, in addition to immediately requesting an ABR, we definitely plan on doing genetic testing on our next child. I'm interested to see what families have done when they were faced with a similar situation as we are. We have several options regarding the genetic testing, including collecting a sample from our child's cord blood (which we will be banking again this time around).

If you have any insight on this, please share!
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