Archive for the Usher Syndrome category

Chanelle Dunn

Balance Problems

Usher Syndrome

A post in Usher Syndrome Support Group reminded me of a misconception I’d like to clear. A misconception that deaf people have balance problems. A misconception that no hearing causes balance problems. I have balance problems because I have Usher Syndrome Type 1. The other two Usher Syndrome types (2 & 3) do not have […]

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Chanelle Dunn

Husband & Transportation

Usher Syndrome

A couple of you asked me to have my husband Sam Dunn drive me to meet you at a certain place. And I did not comply. I did not marry him to depend on him. He has his own life. I can use public transportation, specifically, a Paratransit vehicle that operates like a cab that […]

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Chanelle Dunn

Actress Marlee Matin & Struggle With Accessibility

General, I'm Deaf, Usher Syndrome

Even a deaf celebrity struggles with getting the same accessibility that the hearing has. Actress Marlee Matlin has helped build this awareness and fuel the process of having an accommodation provided. I’d like to take this opportunity to build awareness that the DeafBlind, including me, does not have the same accessibility of not only the […]

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