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Feingold syndrome – a cause of profound deafness

  • Annabel Dodds (a1), Richard Ramsden (a2) and Helen Kingston (a3)

Abstract

A case of Feingold syndrome is presented with a previously undescribed association of bilateral profound hearing impairment. Computed tomography (CT) scanning revealed severe narrowing of the internal auditory meatuses at the peripheral end with non-existent auditory nerves. This pathology is significant in the future habilitation of the child, as cochlear implantation is not possible. Children with multiple congenital anomalies should have radiological investigations before hopes are raised with respect to cochlear implantation.

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Address for correspondence: Dr Annabel A. Dodds, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., Consultant Community Paediatrician in Audiology, East Lancashire Paediatric Audiology Service, Audiology Clinic, Leeds Road, Nelson BB9 9TG

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Feingold syndrome – a cause of profound deafness

  • Annabel Dodds (a1), Richard Ramsden (a2) and Helen Kingston (a3)

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