Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


La sordità congenita del cane

Congenital Deafness of the Dog


Dondi M.
Professore Associato in Clinica Medica Veterinaria, Dipartimento di Scienze Medico-Veterinarie, Università di Parma 

Biaggi F.
Dottorando di Ricerca in Scienze Medico-Veterinarie, Università di Parma


The term deafness means the reduction of the ability of an organism to sense environmental sound vibrations. Deafness in dogs, as in other species, although known by always aroused in recent years a progressive interest because of growing evidence of genetic-based congenital forms, which determine significant medical and economic problems. The objective of this review is to provide information about canine congenital hearing loss that can allow the framing of the disease from etiological and diagnostic point of views in order to set the correct control plans.


dog, canine deafness, Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP), Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses (BAER)


Clinica medica