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Please Help-i am confused over Hereditary Deafness

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  • Posted By: drsatya
  • January 8, 2009
  • 05:45 PM

Hi
I am going to marry a girl , whose father has post-lingual deafness, approximate age of onset of his deafness was 12 to 15 years.

And i recently came to know that all of her uncles ,i.e all the three brothers of her father also have deafness and are using hearing aidshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif.
But all the children in family are normal (her brother and other cousins).

i have no information on other second and third degree relatives.
also i dont know whether the grandparents had normal hearing.
please advice me , should i marry this girl.

I think this is an autosomal recessive kind of inheritance or X-linked recessive.
if so what are the chances of my children being deaf?
My family history is absolutely normal..
plz reply soon..as i could lose this girl if i dont reply to her..

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