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Causes for Deafblindness

Pre Natal Causes

Infections:

Rubella, Commonly Known As German Measles, Aids, Herpes And Syphilis

Syndromes:

Down’s Syndrome, Ushers Syndrome,

 

CHARGE Syndrome, Goldenhear

Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome,

Lawrence Moon Bidel Syndrome,

Noorie’s Syndrome

Trauma:

Fall Or Accidents, Head Injury, Effect Of Drugs

CHARGE C COLOBOMA H Heart defects A Atresia of choane R Retardation of growth and development G Genitourinary problems E Ear anomalies

Usher Syndrome

Hearing impairments as well Retinitis

pigmentosa

Types of Usher Syndrome

Type I - Profound hearing loss and severe

balance problem and vision problem

develops at the age of 10

Type II Mod to Sev Hearing impairments and normal balance and vision problem

starts at teenage

Type III Normal hearing and normal balance hearing problem by their teenage and

become deaf at mid adulthood and

vision problems shoot up at puberty

Causes At Time Of Birth

  • Pre maturity

  • High or low amount of oxygen

  • Choking or difficulty to breathe at the time of birth

  • Low birth weight is also another major cause

  • Prolonged labour

  • Lack of proper medical care during delivery

Post-natal Causes

Head injury

Stroke

Seizures

Encephalitis

Meningitis

High fever

Accidents

Causes
Causes

PRE-NATAL

PERI-NATAL

POST-NATAL

Physical Trauma

Prematurity of Birth

Head injuries

Nutrition

Low Birth weight

Post natal infections

Infection in the mother

Traumatic Birth Injury

Frequent High Fevers

Radio activity

Respiratory Distress

Lead Poisoning

Toxic agents

Hypoxia

Socio-cultural and economic factors

Asphyxia

Neonatal Acidosis

Mumps, Measles

Blood Incompatibility

Asphyxia

Malnutrition

Hydrocephaly

Traumatic Delivery

Genetic Causes

Microcephaly

Excess Oxygen

Neonatal Jaundice

Epilepsy