Home > Medical > Hearing management > Ear disorders Ear disorders All sections in Hearing Management » About Hearing Management » Anatomy of Hearing » Ear Disorders » FAQs » Health Tips » Hearing Aids » Hearing in Children » Multimedia » Hearing News » Noise » Real-life Story » What is... Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), also called mandibulofacial dysostosis and Franceschetti-Zwalen-Klein syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormal development of facial bones and tissues, resulting in a wide range of facial defects. Symptoms vary from barely noticeable to severe. In general, most people have underdeveloped facial bones, especially cheekbones. Waardenburg syndrome Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is an inherited disorder that causes varying degrees of hearing loss and color changes in the skin, hair, and eyes. People with WS typically have pale white skin. Some people may have patches of white hair, while others may experience premature graying of the hair when they are as young as 12 years old. The eyes may be a very pale blue, or they may each be a different color (usually brown and blue). Sometimes, one eye may be two different colors. Meniere's syndrome Mï¿½niï¿½re's syndrome, also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops, or Mï¿½niï¿½re's disease, is a disorder of the inner ear. Although the cause is unknown, Mï¿½niï¿½re's syndrome is thought to result from an abnormality in the inner ear fluids. About 100,000 individuals per year develop Mï¿½niï¿½re's syndrome. Ask Hearing Care expert » Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous Video: 'Fake' interpreter vs. the real one Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, sometimes called cerebral beriberi, is a severe memory disorder usually associated with chronic excessive alcohol consumption, although the direct cause is a deficiency in thiamin (vitamin B1). It may also result from dietary deficiencies, prolonged vomiting, eating disorders, or the effects of chemotherapy medications. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.