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What is Usher syndrome? Usher syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision; sometimes it also affects balance. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are deafness or hearing loss and an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP) [re-tin-EYE-tis pig-men-TOE-sa].
Usher syndrome is named after the British eye surgeon who first described it in 1914. It is a rare, inherited disorder that causes deafness and gradual vision loss. It can also affect balance. Scientists have identified 3 types of Usher syndrome (1, 2 and 3). Babies with Usher syndrome are born deaf
Usher syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. A syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one feature or symptom. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP.RP causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive degeneration of the retina.
Usher syndrome is an inherited disease that causes serious hearing loss and retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disorder that causes your vision to get worse over time.It is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. There are three types of Usher syndrome:
General Discussion. Summary. Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disorder primarily characterized by deafness due to an impaired ability of the inner ear and auditory nerves to transmit sensory (sound) input to the brain (sensorineual hearing loss) accompanied by retinitis pigmentosa, a disorder that affects the retina and causes progressive loss of vision.
Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by partial or total hearing loss and vision loss that worsens over time. The hearing loss is classified as sensorineural, which means that it is caused by abnormalities of the inner ear.The loss of vision is caused by an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which affects the layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (the retina).