Down syndrome and
Deafness links

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Sites of Interest to Deafness
Hereditary Hearing Loss Hompage Information on the genetics of syndromic and non-syndromes hereditary hearing loss by Guy Van Camp & Richard Smith
The connexin 26 (GJB2)-deafness homepage A summary of  the role of Connexin 26 in recessive and dominant  deafness with a mutation summary, by  Xavier Estivill, Paolo Gasparini and Nick Lench.
Cochlear EST Database Human Cochlear cDNA Library and EST Database
NIDCD Temporal Bone Registry The National Temporal Bone Banks Program (NTBB) was established by the Deafness Research Foundation to encourage individuals with ear   disorders to pledge their temporal bones at death to scientific research
The European Concerted Action Project On Genetic Hearing Impairment - European Concerted Action

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Down Syndrome Societies
Down Syndrome WWW Page  Information complied from members of the Down Syndrome Listserv andother sites.
National Down Syndrome Society A site established to increase public  awareness about Downsyndrome; to assist families in addressing the needs of children born withthis genetic condition; and to sponsor and encourage scientific research.
National Down Syndrome Congress A site for  advocacy for Down syndrome and to provide leadershipin all areas of concern related to persons with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome: Health Issues Articles of a pediatrician with a son with Down syndrome. Many currentissues covered.

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With the ever increasing change and nature of the web, addresses may be out of date. In such a case, please inform the webmaster. In addition, this is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list of all sites of importance. If you would like a site to be added, please email Dr Hamish S. Scott.

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