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Types of Deaf-Blindness

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Megan Weinell

on 3 April 2015

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Types of Deaf-Blindness
What are the different types of Deaf-Blindness?
Congenital Deaf-Blindness
Acquired Deaf-Blindness
Usher Syndrome
Usher Syndrome
Common condition that affects hearing and vision loss. Commonly causes deafness and retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Usher Syndrome causes your peripheral vision to dwindle away until you can't see hardly anything.
Congenital Deaf-Blindness
Born Deaf and blind or when combined hearing and vision loss occurs before (spoken, signed, or other forms of) language development. This is hereditary and a genetic conditions, Infection contracted by the mother during pregnancy, disease, or injury that affects early childhood development.
Acquired Deaf-Blindness
People who are born DHH and later begin sight loss, such as Usher Syndrome, it causes deafness or hearing loss at birth , but hits later in life.
People who are born blind or hard of sight go on experiencing hearing loss at a later stage.
People who are born with vision and hearing that deteriorates at a later stage of life through accident, injury,or disease. For many, age can cause a dual sensory loss or Deaf-Blindness.
By: Megan Weinell
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