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 - Webinar


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.

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

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