Dual sensory impairment: causes and diagnosis

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, February 2010, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2010.4.2.46512

Explaining dual sensory impairment.

What is it about?

This article explains the reasons for dual sensory loss and outlines ways that HCAs and APs can ensure that patients are helped, particularly within a clinical setting.

Why is it important?

There are many causes of impairments of sight and hearing that result in deafblindness, also called dual sensory loss. Patients who have dual sensory loss will have problems managing within a clinical setting and every day life.


Mrs Julie I Swann

The two senses of sight and hearing provide the majority of information that people gain from their environment but problems can arise at birth or during childhood and adult life.

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