Usher Syndrome

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From Our Blog: Understanding Usher Syndrome | Types I, II, III, & IV

While Usher syndrome accounts for roughly 50 percent of deaf-blindness in adults, the disorder itself is relatively rare. Approximately 400,000 people are affected by the disorder worldwide; 16,000 of which reside in the United States. Based on the severity of symptoms and the age at which they manifest, there are three types of Usher syndrome: Usher Type I, Usher Type II, and Usher Type III. Existence of a fourth type is a hotly debated issue among medical specialists. To learn more about the different types of Usher syndrome, check out the infographic below:

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