Hearing Genomics


About this study

Aims, purpose, or objectives:

1) Develop hypotheses related to how the human genome and genetic variants affect hearing loss in children and adults.

2) Understand phenotypes of hearing loss on a deeper level by combining and analyzing information from audiometric, genetic, and radiologic data.

3) Explore genetic variants with an unknown significance to develop an understanding of their potential significance and explore other genes may influence an individual's hearing ability.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.


Subject population (children, adults, groups):  All children and adults seen at the Mayo Clinic for hearing loss or deafness


Inclusion Criteria: Permanent hearing loss.


Exclusion Criteria:  Foster children, prisoners


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lisa Schimmenti, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Lisa Schimmenti M.D.



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