Could you please tell me if a parent has kidney failure and kidney disease if a child is conceived could that child be born deaf. My husband died of kidney failure and was 100% disabled because of operations done wrong. He died in VA hospital. My son is deaf and he has it so hard to find work. He is good person but destin to be poor. A friend told me he heard that kidney trouble could cause deafness in the unborn. If you don't know the answer could you tell me how to find out. Where do they do research in this? Thanks for any help