Who has Waardenburg syndrome? It is estimated that Waardenburg syndrome is present in 2–5% of congenitally deaf people. Congenital deafness comprises around half of deafness as a whole. About 1 in 30 students in schools for the deaf have Waardenburg syndrome.
How do you know if you have Waardenburg syndrome? The most common symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome are pale skin and pale eyes. Another common symptom is a streak of white hair near the forehead. In many cases, someone with this condition might have two different-colored eyes.
How many people have Waardenburg? Waardenburg syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 40,000 people. It accounts for 2 to 5 percent of all cases of congenital hearing loss. Types I and II are the most common forms of Waardenburg syndrome, while types III and IV are rare.
Does Waardenburg syndrome affect vision? The symptoms of Waardenburg syndrome vary depending on the type. Across types, most people have: changes in vision. changes in color of the irises, each one often being different or having spots.