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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill., U.S.A .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Usher"s syndrome -- Popular works.,
  • Usher"s syndrome -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.,
  • Deafness.,
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementwritten by Earlene Duncan ... [et al.] ; sponsored and partially supported by Center on Deafness, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland.
ContributionsDuncan, Earlene., Western Maryland College. Center on Deafness.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRF292.8 .U84 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2529435M
ISBN 100398054819
LC Control Number88004844

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Usher syndrome is a rare, inherited disorder that causes deafness and gradual vision loss in infants. It can also affect balance. Usher syndrome is named after the British eye surgeon who first described it in It is a rare, inherited disorder that causes deafness and gradual vision loss. It can also affect balance. Walk in My Shoes: An Anthology on Usher Syndrome is the first and only published book written by 28 writers who are touched by Usher syndrome. It is a web of biographies spun into a beautifully crafted book of hope. 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 .   Usher syndrome type I is characterized by congenital, bilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular areflexia, and adolescent-onset retinitis pigmentosa. Unless fitted with a cochlear implant, individuals do not typically develop speech. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a progressive, bilateral, symmetric degeneration of rod and cone functions of the retina, Cited by:

NIDCD Fact Sheet Usher Syndrome hearing balance Genetic disorders can be caused by one or more changes in a gene. Every individual has two copies of the same gene. Genetic disorders are inherited in different ways. Usher syndrome is a recessive disorder. Recessive means: • A person must inherit a change in the same geneFile Size: KB. Usher syndrome is a genetic disease that causes hearing loss, vision loss and sometimes balance problems. Usher syndrome is "recessive" which means that two of the same Usher genes must be inherited - one from the mother, one from the father - .   Usher syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss or deafness and progressive vision loss due to retinitis ineural hearing means it is caused by abnormalities of the inner tis pigmentosa is an eye disease that affects the layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (the retina). The Madness of Usher's: Coping With Vision and Hearing Loss/Usher Syndrome Type II (Business of Living Series) [Stiefel, Dorothy H., Lewis, Richard A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Madness of Usher's: Coping With Vision and Hearing Loss/Usher Syndrome Type II (Business of Living Series)Author: Dorothy H. Stiefel, Richard A. Lewis.

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 causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive . Usher syndrome is a genetic condition. It is the most common genetic cause of combined vision and hearing impairment and deafblindness. People with Usher syndrome often have partial or total hearing loss and a gradual vision loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa. Usher syndrome is a rare disease and I wanted to raise awareness. The weeks after the diagnosis, I looked online for hours, to read honest and personal stories about living with Usher syndrome. Luckily there are some very strong role models out there that empowered me, people who, regardless of their limitations, live their lives to the fullest. 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.