Understanding Some Causes for Deafblindness

There are many causes of dual sensory impairments from congenital (e.g., Usher syndrome) to acquired (e.g., brain injury, meningitis). Some causes of deaf-blindness are present at birth, while others develop later in life. Regardless of the cause of dual sensory impairments, the individual will have a unique history and an individual pattern to vision and hearing loss, resulting in individualized needs. This area of the website provides an overview of some common causes of deafblindness.

Below is a list of links to articles that describe various deafblindness syndromes.