What is sensory loss?


Sensory loss put simply is the absence of one or more of the major sensory modalities.

These sensory modalities include


• Vision

• Hearing

• Touch

• Taste

• Smell


In some cases people with sensory loss can have a combination of sensory losses, e.g. both vision and hearing.


The acquisition of sensory loss can take on many forms it can be

• congenital or acquired,

• aggressive or gradual loss,

• occur in varying degrees,

• be combined with other disabilities e.g. intellectual impairment, autism or physical disabilities.





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