This week is Deafblind Awareness Week!
Did you know that sight and hearing loss is more common than you think. Let’s talk about it…
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.
So help us let the world know that sight and hearing loss is more common than you think.
More information on events and activities on our Deafblind Awareness Week webpage.