Anyone knows about Waardenburg syndrome?

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Registered: 04-27-2005
Anyone knows about Waardenburg syndrome?
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Tue, 09-11-2007 - 6:30pm

My son has waardenburg syndrome, its a fare condition that in known for hearing loss and pigment abnormalities and other symptoms. My son just turned 2 and was tested for hearing loss AT 6mnths and 1 year and he seems to be fine. They were unable to a complete hearing test due to his age, I think that is what I undertood from the docs; but he seems to hear fine. The one major question that I have is that can your hearing get worse, even if it seems normal now, w/ waardenburg syndrome? I asked docs about this and primary ped thinks no, but the doc who checks hearing says yes. I cant find answers on the net.

Thanks

Des

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 09-12-2007 - 12:08am

I know enough to be dangerous, but there are some online resources for you.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=waardenburgsyndrome

NORD -- http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Waardenburg%20Syndrome

I hope that you find this helpful.

Have joy!

Dawn

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 09-12-2007 - 4:03pm

Hi and welcome.

Maria :)                


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Registered: 04-27-2005
Wed, 09-12-2007 - 5:34pm

Thanks for the info that you both gave me.

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