Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome Overview

Usher syndrome is a syndromic IRD that affects both hearing and vision. The symptoms of Usher syndrome consist of hearing loss (found at an early age), vision loss caused by a condition called retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and sometimes balance problems.

There are three different clinical types of Usher syndrome: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.

While people with IRDs do have a higher risk of developing hearing issues late in life than the general population, Usher syndrome is characterised by hearing loss early-on in life.

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