Gallaudet University Genetics Program

About Gallaudet University Genetics Program

The Gallaudet University Genetics Program is a national service organization and clinical facility dedicated to promoting professional and public education concerning hearing loss and supporting research into hereditary deafness. Established in 1984, the Program provides direct clinical genetic evaluation and counseling to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families. In addition, the Center provides educational services including lectures and workshops; performs genetic research into deafness; and provides referrals for support groups and medical assistance. The Program also produces educational and support materials including brochures, pamphlets, and fact sheets.