Usher Syndrome Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Usher Syndrome. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Usher Syndrome or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Genetic Disease Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include...learn more »
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    Genetic Disease Article
    • What is a genetic disease?
    • What are the different types of inheritance?
    • Single gene inheritance
    • Multifactorial inheritance
    • Chromosome abnormalities
    • Mitochondrial inheritance
    • What is the human genome?
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic condition that causes retinal degeneration and eventual vision loss. Symptoms include...learn more »
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    Retinitis Pigmentosa Article
    • Retinitis pigmentosa facts
    • What is retinitis pigmentosa?
    • What causes retinitis pigmentosa?
    • What are retinitis pigmentosa symptoms and signs?
    • How is retinitis pigmentosa diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for retinitis pigmentosa?
    • How long does retinitis pigmentosa last?
    • What are complications of retinitis pigmentosa?
    • What is the prognosis for retinitis pigmentosa?
    • What research is being done for retinitis pigmentosa?
    • Where can I find out more information about retinitis pigmentosa?
  • Hearing Loss Hearing loss (deafness) may be present at birth or it may manifest later in life. Deafness may be genetic or due to damage from...learn more »
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    Hearing Loss Article
    • What are forms of hearing loss?
    • What are the types of hearing loss?
    • What are the symptoms of hearing loss?
    • What is the treatment for hearing loss?
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Noise-induced hearing loss may be an acoustic trauma (temporary hearing loss), or permanent due to an acute acoustic trauma....learn more »
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    Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Article
    • What is the importance of noise-induced hearing loss?
    • What are acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How can a person tell if a noisy situation is dangerous to their hearing?
    • How loud can a sound get before it affects hearing?
    • Do the duration and closeness of exposure to loud noise relate to hearing damage?
    • What factors increase a person's susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How else can noise affect a person?
    • What are the regulations regarding on-the-job exposure to noise?
    • How effective are hearing protection devices?
    • What are the common problems with hearing protectors?
    • Do hearing protectors prevent a person from communicating with others?
    • How is hearing loss identified?
    • What can be done to treat hearing loss?
  • Genetic Counseling Your health care provider may refer you to a genetic professional. Universities and medical centers also often have affiliated...learn more »
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    Genetic Counseling Article
    • What are genetic professionals and what do they do?
    • What is genetic counseling and evaluation?
    • How do I find a genetic professional?
    • How do I decide whether I need to see a geneticist or other specialist?