Open Access Opinion

Hearing Loss Gene Panel Testing: Considerations for Clinical Practice

Alpana M Kulkarni*

Paediatric Audiology, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, UK

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 12, 2020;  Published Date: September 24, 2020


Hearing loss gene panel testing has now been introduced into mainstream NHS (National Health Service) as genetic test which can be offered to families with child with hearing loss. Clinicians requesting this test need to have an understanding of its sensitivity, specificity of this test and its limitations and challenges. They also need to be aware of the ethical issues which may arise by undertaken this test and counsel families accordingly before requesting this test.

Keywords: Sensorineural hearing loss; Gene panel testing

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