About Deafblindness


The following provides a list of conditions, syndromes and diseases that can be the cause of deafblindness. This list is by no means exhaustive; there may also be other neurological, physical and/or medical complications associated with a number of these conditions.

A-Z list of causes

Aicardi Syndrome
Alport Syndrome
Alström Syndrome
Apert Syndrome

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Batten Disease

CHARGE Syndrome
Chromosome 18
Cockayne Syndrome
Cogan’s Syndrome
Cohen Syndrome
Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)
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Congenital Syphilis
Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
Cri du Chat Syndrome
Crouzon Syndrome
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Deafness-Dystonia-Optic Neuronopathy Syndrome
(Mohr-Tranebjaerg Syndrome)
Deletion Syndrome
Direct Trauma to the eye and ear
Donnai-Barrow Syndrome (FOAR)
Down Syndrome
Duane Syndrome

Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Flynn Aird Syndrome
Friedreich’s Ataxia

Goldenhar Syndrome

Hand-Schüller-Christian Disease
Hurler Syndrome
Hydrocephaly / Hydrocephalus

Infectious diseases

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
Klippel Feil/Wildervanck Syndrome
Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome
Kniest dysplasia

Leigh’s Disease

Marfan Syndrome
Marshall Syndrome
Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome (MPS VI)
Maternal Drug Use
Moebius Syndrome
Monosomy 10p
Morquio Syndrome (MPS IV-B)

Neonatal Herpes Simplex (HSV)
Bilateral Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
Norrie disease

Optico-Cochleo-Dentate Degeneration

Pallister Killian Mosaic Syndrome
Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
Pfieffer Syndrome
Pierre-Robin Syndrome

Refsum Syndrome

Scheie Syndrome
Severe Head/Brain Injury
Smith-Lemli-Opitz (SLO) Syndrome or SLOS
Stickler Syndrome
Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Treacher Collins Syndrome
Turner syndrome

Usher’s syndrome Type I, II, III

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome

Waardenburg Syndrome
Wolf-Hirschholm Syndrome
Wolfram Syndrome (DIDMOAD)

To download a list of the conditions and syndromes, please click on the link below.

Conditions and Syndromes