There is one clinical trial.
Two major limitations of existing audiometric newborn hearing screening programs are their inability to detect forms of deafness that are not expressed at birth and the low compliance with obtaining recommended audiologic confirmation and/or follow-up. Molecular genetic tests on blood spots from all newborns will identify those at risk for the most frequent causes of late-onset hearing loss and to add these infants to the group who should receive continued audiologic monitoring.
sublicense with Athena Diagnostics, Inc: United States Patent Numbers: 5,998,147 and 6,485,908 and patents pending) - Pendred Syndrome - SLC26A mutations - L236P, 1001 +1G>A, T416P, E384G - Mitochondrial Mutations - T961C, T961G, G951A, 961 delT+C(n)Ins, G7444A, A7445G, A7445C. --- L236P ---