Researchers find new role of protein that causes deaf blindness in humans

A new role for a protein that is mutated in Usher Syndrome (the most common form of deaf-blindness in humans) has been discovered by University of Iowa Scientists. The study indicated that the protein called harmonin, which is known to
be involved in sound sensing in the inner ear, may also play a role in
the transmission of sound information to the brain. The details in depth of the study can be found as published in Nature Neuroscience.