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What are the symptoms of Usher syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are loss of hearing and of vision. Usher syndrome causes deafness in up to 6 percent of children. In those same children, up to half of them will become blind by the time they are adults. The blindness is caused by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Other symptoms include balance problems.

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