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Early-Onset Adult Deafness (EOAD) is a progressive hearing disorder.

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General information

Early-Onset Adult Deafness (EOAD) is a progressive hearing disorder. This variant of EOAD, found in Rhodesian Ridgeback populations over the world, is caused by a recessive mutation to the gene EPS8L2. Other variants of EOAD are also found in the Border Collie.

Clinical features

Affected dogs may start developing hearing loss as early as 4 months of age. The disease is progressive, reaching complete deafness in both ears between 12 and 18 months of age. Males may be affected earlier than females.

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Pubmed ID: 35385474

Omia ID: 2550

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