Title

NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF SENIORS WITH COMBINED HEARING AND VISION LOSS

Document Type

Document

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This study surveyed 131 individuals with dual sensory loss between the ages of 55 and 99 years about their most important needs, the challenges associated with their sensory losses, and the training needs of the people who interact with them. The most commonly identified needs were transportation, technology training, assistance with errands, and improved communication. Medical providers were identified as the service providers who most need training about dual sensory loss. A majority of respondents thought their local community members, friends, and family also need education. Some differences were noted based on age of onset of sensory losses. JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT & BLINDNESS, Vol. 110, No. 6, pp. 399-411.

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