A new research has found a co-relation between hearing problems and diseases related to eye sight. The researchers discovered that sensorineural hearing disorder,the consequence of impairment of the nerves connect the ear to the brain or damage to the inner ear, has some link with eye sight problem.
It has been observed that almost half of the total cases have genetic reasons, in the background, to develop sensorineural hearing loss due to the GJB2 gene,generally taken as a responsible for it. A careful study tells that three children out of every 1,000 cases are the victims of sensorineural hearing damage.
To evaluate the study, linking together the eye problems with hear short fall, the researchers have assemblage the data on the children, suffering from sensorineural hearing loss.21.7 percent children have been found with eye disorders, divided in refractive and non refractive errors. Children having the percentage of 2.2 had the symptoms linked with eye problems and rest of 4.9 percent had those related to other than eye sight disorders.
Furthermore, when all the children were exposed to the test for genetic mutations in GJB2 gene, 18.8 percent had been found with two muted copies of the GJB2 gene, out of which, 3.7 percent had an eye problem. 11 out of 144 total children had no eye disorder. On the other hand, 20.8 percent had eye problems with no mutations.