Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: TS and Hearing Loss

Among the many health problems that can come with Turner Syndrome is hearing loss, for which there are many reasons. Girls with TS, myself included, tend to have lower-set ears and a wider, shorter ear canal. This leads to frequent ear infections during childhood and into adolescence as well as fluid build up in the … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: TS and Hearing Loss

Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: My Experience with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

I'm sure that all of you have heard of learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD but one that you may not be so familiar with is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or NVLD. This is the learning disability most common in girls with Turner Syndrome. Unlike other learning disabilities, those of us with NVLD tend … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: My Experience with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: Premature Ovarian Failure, HRT and Psychosocial Development

Today I'll be talking about the part of Turner Syndrome that has probably affected me, at least emotionally, the most: Premature Ovarian Failure, subsequent HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), and its impact on Psychosocial Development in girls with Turner Syndrome. As I said in my last post, Turner Syndrome results in either the complete or partial … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: Premature Ovarian Failure, HRT and Psychosocial Development