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By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer
LAKE STEVENS-- Jodi was diagnosed with hearing problems at age 3 and has needed hearing aids her whole life.
It wasn't until 2009, when her mother asked her to pick up a pen that she suddenly realized there was another problem.
"I couldn't find the pen because it was in my peripheral vision," she said. "That's when it dawned on us something was wrong."
Jodi was diagnosed with a type of Usher syndrome, a genetic disease that affects about one in 6,000 people. It can profoundly affect hearing, and causes night blindness and vision loss leading to tunnel vision.