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Dual Sensory Loss (Deafblind)

People who are deafblind have both sight and hearing loss. This is sometimes referred to as 'dual sensory loss'.

Someone is regarded as deafblind if their combined sight and hearing loss causes problems with communication, access to information and mobility. Deafblindness can develop over time (acquired) or can be apparent from birth (congenital).

Swansea Social Services has a Sensory Services Team which includes specialist social workers and care managers who support people who have a combined sight and hearing loss. They can provide a range of information and practical support.

You may be referred to Social Services by an ophthalmologist or an audiologist, or you can refer yourself or someone you are concerned about by contacting our Sensory Team.

The team is based at Swansea Vale Resource Centre and can deal with any queries in relation to sensory loss from  9.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday.

Tel: 01792 315969 (Duty Line)

Text Relay: 18001 01792 315969

Fax: 01792 785021

SMS: 07919 626434

Email: sensory.services@swansea.gov.uk

Facetime: sensory.services@swansea.gov.uk

Skype: sensory.services.swansea

 

Our factsheet PDF Document Services for People who are Deafblind (PDF, 46KB)Opens new window explains more about the role of the Sensory Services Team.

 

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