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, my son was born four years ago with sensoryneural hearing

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my son was born four years ago with sensoryneural hearing loss in both ears which is moderate to severe. After genetic testing of both his mother and I she carries the deaf gene but I don't. His paediatrician and audiology team have said the results they can't explain but I believe that both parents would have to carry the deaf gene for their child to have this kind of hearing loss. Is this the case as even if the child is not mine it would be better to know so he can get the best possible care rather than my feelings being spared as he needs to come first?
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No you are fine Mark
sporadic mutations can occur all the time in the genetic code
so likely your wife gave the deaf gene and you gave a normal gene but it was turned abnormal during conception due to a random mutation. This occurs commonly
If you are worried about if you are the father, you should have paternity testing but I don't think the deafness gene results should sway you in any way
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