What is sensory loss?
Sensory loss put simply is the absence of one or more of the major sensory modalities.
These sensory modalities include
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.