What is deafblindness? PDF Print E-mail

Deafblindness is a condition where an individual is both hearing and vision impaired – also referred to as ‘dual sensory loss’.

People with deafblindness can have varying degrees of combined hearing and vision impairment. For example, a person may be:

  • Hard of hearing and partially sighted
  • Hard of hearing and totally blind
  • Profoundly deaf and partially sighted
  • Have complete loss of both senses.


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