Usher Syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by deafness at birth or progressive hearing loss and progressive vision loss.
Symptoms of Usher Syndrome type 1:
- Bilateral profound deafness from birth
- Vestibular (balance) problems from birth that can include
- Poor head control as an infant
- Arching of back as an infant
- Late sitting
- Late walking at age 18 months or later and then with poor balance for the first few years
- Decreasing night vision beginning in childhood to adolescence
For more information on Usher Syndrome, visit the NIDCD website.