Overview of Hearing and Vision Loss

Hearing and vision loss, also known as dual sensory loss, can have a significant impact on your independence and quality of life. Fortunately, there are services and resources available to help. This section provides information about dual sensory loss among older persons, steps for dealing with hearing and vision loss, and a series of videos featuring helpful products and devices.

Video Demonstrations of Products for People with Vision and Hearing Loss

The videos in this section feature Mary, a person who has both hearing and vision loss, and Paige Berry, former Coordinator of the Senior Adult Program at the Helen Keller National Center. Mary and Paige describe and demonstrate adaptive techniques and devices that have allowed individuals with dual sensory loss to maintain independence and quality of life.

For more information on helpful products for individuals with vision and hearing loss, review the American Foundation for the Blind's Product Database for People Who Are Visually Impaired.

If you need assistance to maximize your functional vision and hearing, contact Mark Armstrong, Older Adult Program Specialist, at the Helen Keller National Center. This position was previously held by Paige Berry.

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