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Deaf Community and Genetics

  1. Anna Middleton

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005875



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Middleton, A. 2006. Deaf Community and Genetics. eLS. .

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  1. Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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People who are culturally Deaf have a positive attitude toward being deaf. Typically, they do not wish to be treated or cured of their deafness and may feel threatened that genetic technology could reduce the numbers of deaf people being born.


  • deafness;
  • genetics;
  • attitudes;
  • deaf culture;
  • pre-natal genetic diagnosis