Sight and hearing loss charities host Deafblind Awareness Week.
2018 Theme – ‘Life is Still an Adventure!’
Deafblind Awareness Week runs from 25th June to 1st July 2018. During this time, Deafblind Scotland, Deafblind UK, and other organisations will host a series of events and activities to raise awareness of dual sensory loss.
Do you know someone who has the TV turned up far to high, who often asks you to repeat yourself or who doesn’t recognise you if you pass in the street?
Combined sight and hearing loss, particularly milder forms, is more common than we think. With an estimated 394,000 people now considered to be affected by dual sensory loss, it is likely that we know someone affected by this. During Deafblind Awareness Week we encourage you to think about friends and relatives who might be affected by sight and hearing loss and talk to them about it; try to understand what they are going through and learn what you can do to help.