Own the Equinox:
Usher Syndrome Awareness Day
September 16, 2017
Usher Syndrome is the leading cause of Deaf Blindness Around the World. Since I, too, suffer from Usher Syndrome, I would like to draw awareness to this rare incurable disease along with my peers.
Below you will find some links to help you learn more about it.
Are there more than one type of Usher Syndrome? Yes, there are 3 types as shown in the chart here. I believe I suffer from the third type.
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3|
|Hearing||Profound deafness in both ears from birth||Moderate to severe hearing loss from birth||Normal at birth; progressive loss in childhood or early teens|
|Vision||Decreased night vision before age 10||Decreased night vision begins in late childhood or teens||Varies in severity; night vision problems often begin in teens|
|Balance problems from birth||Normal||Normal to near-normal, chance of later problems|
Where can I learn more about Usher Syndrome?
Molly Watt suffers from Usher Syndrome: You can learn more about it in the short video clip.