About 1 in 1,000 children are born with a significant hearing impairment, and many cases have a genetic cause. This includes not only children with a genetic syndrome but also those with nonsyndromic hearing impairment. Genetic testing can identify the causative gene in up to 55 percent of those children. Identifying the genetic cause can offer important information regarding prognosis and management and define the recurrence risk for parents. Deaf and hearing-impaired children are seen by Dr. Nathaniel Robin and Ms. Katie Rutledge (genetic counselor).
Mondays, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
First and second Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Kaul Human Genetics Building
720 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Make an Appointment
(205) 934-1154 or, toll-free, 1-866-822-4362