Current Research and Publications

The biology of vision and Usher syndrome

Genetics and Usher syndrome


Medical publications

Psychosocial publications

Côté, L., Dubé, M., St-Onge, M. & Beauregard, L. (2013). Helping persons with Usher syndrome type II adapt to deafblindness: An intervention program centered on managing personal goals. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 31 (2), 139–149.

Damen, G.W.J.A., Krabbe, P.F.M., Kilsby, M. & Mylanus, E.A.M. (2005). The Usher lifestyle survey: Maintaining independence: A multi-centre study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28(4), 309–320.

Dammeyer, J. (2012). Children with Usher syndrome: Mental and behavioral disorders. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8 (1), 16. Online:

Ellis, L. & Hodges, L. (2013). Life and changes with Usher: The experiences of diagnosis for people with Usher syndrome. University of Birmingham/School of Education. Online:

Figueiredo, M.Z. de A., Chiari, B.M. & Goulart, B.N.G. de (2013). Communication in deafblind adults with Usher syndrome: Retrospective observational study. CoDAS, 25 (4), 319–324.

Högner, N. (2015). Psychological stress in deafblind people with Usher syndrome type II. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 109 (3), 185-197.

Miner, I. (1995). Psychosocial implications of Usher syndrome, type I, throughout the life cycle. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 89 (3), 287–296.

Miner, I. (1997). People with usher syndrome, type II: Issues and adaptations. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 91 (6), 579–589.

Miner, I (1999). Psychotherapy for people with Usher syndrome. In I.W. Leigh (Ed.), Psychotherapy with deaf clients from diverse groups (pp. 307 – 327). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Wahlqvist, M., Möller, C., Möller, K. & Danermark, B. (2013). Physical and psychological health in persons with deafblindness that is due to Usher syndrome Type II. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 107 (3), 207–220.