This definitive reference work replaces Konigsmark and Gorlin's Genetic and Metabolic Deafness (1976). Whereas the earlier volume covered 151 genetic conditions related to hearing loss, this work covers 435. As before, the authors first discuss isolated hereditary hearing loss and then present hearing loss syndromes such as those involving the nervous system, eye, external ear and musculoskeletal system. The discussions are authoritative, practical and well-illustrated, and those of the most important syndromes are very detailed. Introductory chapters deal with the history of the field, clinical approach, embryology of the ear, tooth anomalies and hearing loss, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders. Throughout, the authors pay careful attention to nomenclature and classification. This will be an invaluable resource for all professionals concerned with genetic hearing loss, including medical geneticists, audiologists and otolaryngologists.
Robert J. Gorlin, D.D.S., M.S., D.Sc., is Regent's Professor of Oral Pathology and Genetics in the School of Dentistry, and Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology and Dermatology in the School of Medicine, at the University of Minnesota. Helga V. Toriello, Ph.D., is the Director of Genetics Services at Butterworth Hospital, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University. M. Michael Cohen, Jr., D.M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Oral Pathology, Pediatrics, Community Health and Epidemiology, Health Sciences Administration, Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.
"This reference is the most comprehensive book on the subject of hereditary deafness since Konigsmark and Gorlin's text...published in 1976. This sequel has been long awaited by professionals and students....[F]or audiology and otolaryngology professionals, genetic clinicians/couselors and students who work with individuals with hearing loss more frequently, this book is an excellent reference which will prove to be an invaluable resource."--Journal of Genetic Couseling
"Excellent reference on genetic/hereditary disorders of the auditory system."--Terry L. Wiley, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"In a field that is exploding with information, this volume is an important landmark, which presents the available information in a complete and easily accessible manner. It is rich in high-quality illustrations, and has an extensive bibliography...Like other volumes by the same authors, it is destined to become a classic."--Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
"This book stands alone as a standard reference on hereditary hearing loss. It will be an essential tool for all otorhinolaryngologists, medical genticists, and other health care workers serving those with hearing disorders and their families."--New England Journal of Medicine
"This valuable resource should be included in the library of every professional who serves the hearing impaired population."--Karen M. Jensen, California State University, Fresno
In a field that is exploding with information, this volume is an important landmark... This book is an invaluable source of information for otolaryngologists, clinical geneticists and all those who care for patients with deafness and congenital malformations. Like other volumes by the same authors, it is destined to become a "classic". Dr. Vazken M. Der Kaloustian, McGill University Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Vol. 28,no.7, October 1995
"The target audience of this high quality book is very large. Both novice and experienced clinicians, medical geneticists, researchers and teachers will find an impressive wealth of information."--Trends in Genetics
"Those of us who are in Otolaryngology or Clinical Genetics have been waiting for a long time for a new edition or the product of a similar effort. After a waiting period of almost twenty years we are rewarded with this remarkable volume. In a field that is exploding with information and expanding both in breadth and depth, this volume is an important landmark, presenting the available information in a complete and easily accessible manner. It is rich in high-quality illustrations, and has an extensive bibliography. This book is an invaluable source of information for otolaryngologists, clinical geneticists and all those who are for patients with deafness and congenital malformations. Like other volumes by the same author, it is destined to become a "classic."--Vazken M. Der Kaloustian, M.D., McGill University
"A tremendous compilation of information is easily accessible in this one volume to clinicians of all specialties as well as to students of genetics. The number and quality of illustrations, most of them photographs of patients with syndromic hearing loss, the comprehensiveness of the information compiled, and the understandable organization of the contents qualify this book as a quintessential tool for the practitioner of clinical genetics. The references are abundant, relevant, and current....Clinical geneticists will want to own this book. Medical libraries will more ably serve students of genetics by providing this book on their reference shelves." --Teresa A. Hadro, MS, Children's Memorial Hospital, Doody's Journal