Deaf-Blindness

What is deaf-blindness?

Deaf-blindness is a condition involving significant hearing impairment AND significant vision impairment or loss.

What are the characteristics of deaf-blindness?

People with deaf-blindness experience significant limitations with both hearing and vision, although they may not be entirely blind or deaf. Deaf-blindness can co-occur with other medical problems or conditions that may result in additional impairments (e.g., intellectual or physical disabilities), or it can occur without additional problems. Inherited disorders are the most common cause of deaf-blindness.

Where can I go for more information?

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