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Doctor insights on: Hearing Problems In Children Usher Syndrome

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Dr. Brett Scotch
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Hearing Difficulties (Definition)

Hearing difficulties are clinical findings in which a person experiences difficulty hearing. This is common with aging, where hearing of high pitched sounds ...Read more


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What is the treatment for usher syndrome?

What is the treatment for usher syndrome?

See below:: Currently, there is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. The exact nature of these programs will depend on the severity of the hearing and vision loss as well as the age and abilities of the person. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

No: Ushers, an inherited combination of retinitis pigmentosa and deafness, is not life threatening; but obviously severely life altering. ...Read more

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How can I overcome fear of usher syndrome!?

How can I overcome fear of usher syndrome!?

Get an exam: Usher's syndrome involves pigmenary changes in the retina and hearing loss. Have your hearing checked and an exam by an ophthalmologist. If these are normal then you can relax about Usher's ...Read more

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Can I be cure usher syndrome?

Can I be cure usher syndrome?

No: Sadly, usher syndrome is a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and hearing loss as an inherited problem. There are no known cures nor any real treatment. Your local retinitis pigmentosa society can assist with adaptation and help. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what usher syndrome type 2a is?

Deafness blindness: Usher syndrome 2a has hard of hearing than deafness. It does not worsen overtime. Also there is no associated balance problems as vestibular apparatus is intact. It is autosomal recessive due to mutations of genes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what is usher syndrome type 2a?

Can anyone tell me what is usher syndrome type 2a?

Vision/hearing loss: Ushers syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that involves various degrees of vision loss in the form of retinitis pigmentosa & varying degrees of hearing/balance loss. Type 1 has profound hearing/balance loss at birth, type 2 has moderate to severe hearing/balance loss at birth,& type 3 normal hearing/balance at birth but progresses in later childhood/teens. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of usher syndrome and is there any way to effectively address them?

See below:: 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. There is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. ...Read more

Usher Syndrome (Definition)

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease that causes ...Read more