Hour With The Expert For Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing

Genetics of Being Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Session Dates

Wednesday January 13, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


This webinar highlights basic concepts of genetics and how it relates to syndromic and non-syndromic hearing losses. A variety of hereditary syndromes and birth defects associated with hearing loss and their genetic features will be covered.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between syndromic and non-syndromic hearing losses.
  • List a variety of syndromes associated with hearing loss.
  • Identify genetic and chromosomal defects.

Target Audience

Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Lorraine Byer at lbyer@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


David H. Chi MD

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Sue Ann Houser