Sense & Sense International

Sense & Sense International

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Sense & Sense International

Deafblindness is a combination of both sight and hearing difficulties. Most of what we learn about the world comes through our ears and eyes, so deafblind people face major problems with communication, accessing information and mobility.

There are many causes of deafblindness. These include premature birth, birth trauma and rubella during pregnancy, which can cause babies to be born deafblind. Some genetic conditions also result in deafblindness. And any of us can become deafblind at any time through illness, accident or as we grow older.

People who are born deafblind often have additional disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities.

Founded 1955