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Registered blind and deaf, Sarah suffers from an inherited condition known as Usher's Syndrome.
John Tracy was born with Usher's syndrome, so he was born deaf and suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, which eventually led to blindness.
An unusual otological manifestation of Usher's syndrome in 4 siblings.
A similar conclusion now seems likely for a gene tied a few years ago to Usher's syndrome.
This book is an introduction to Usher's Syndrome for patients, parents and professionals, and is not intended to be a scholarly effort.
5 mile non-competitive walk, will raise funds for research to find treatments and cures of retinal degenerative diseases including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, and Usher's syndrome," said Toni Gavello, event founder and co-chair.
Jo, who has Usher's Syndrome which effects both hearing and vision, has even written an autobiography, Breaking the Silence, in which she describes her life before the cochlear implant surgery that allowed her to heart.
The 40-year-old, who suffers from Usher's Syndrome, which causes hearing and sight loss, said: "I have a little bit of knowledge but not enough, so to come here and receive expert tuition was brilliant.
The expedition team will be accompanied by Bill Barkeley, a world-class mountain climber and one of the 15,000 people in the United States with Type 2 Usher's Syndrome - the leading cause of deaf-blindness in the world.