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deaf-blind

or

deafblind

(dĕf′blĭnd′)
adj.
Being both deaf and blind.

deaf′-blind′ness, deaf′blind′ness n.

deaf-blind

A person who has a severe hearing impairment in addition to a visual defect. It is usually congenital but it may result from ageing or some systemic disease or as part of a syndrome (e.g. Usher's syndrome which accounts for about half of all cases of deaf-blind people; rubella syndrome).
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The standardized instrument for individuals with deafblindness is the interRAI Community Health Assessment (interRAI CHA) [6] and a Deafblind Supplement (DbS) to the CHA [7].
The report's figures are based on analysis of current levels of deafblindness and projections based on demographic data.
Research has shown that children with deafblindness will typically require skilled assistance in learning to communicate (Downing, 1993; Downing & Siegel-Causey, 1988; McInnes & Treffry, 1982; Stillman, 1992; Stremel, 1991; Stremel & Schutz, 1995; Westling & Fox, 1982).
The categories include specific learning disability, mental retardation, speech or language impairment, serious emotional disturbance, deaf or hard of hearing, visual impairment, deafblindness, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, and other health impairment.
Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is a leading cause of deafblindness and is characterized by vision loss due to RP and bilateral congential hearing loss.
Contract notice: interpretation of hearing, deafness and deafblindness.
Although the BEP does not collect data on the number of entrepreneurs who experience hearing loss in addition to their vision loss, in a survey of 44 state BEP directors, 48% (n = 21) reported encountering entrepreneurs with deafblindness in their state program (Bybee, 2012).
The coffee morning in support of Sense International's 'Finding Grace' campaign, aimed to raise money for a pioneering programme to screen 300,000 infants in East Africa for deafblindness.
And the awareness raised by the band's stunts has helped to raise awareness of deafblindness across the UK.
Not letting her deafblindness hold her back, Joanne has been working with charity Sense to support others, from teenagers to pensioners, living with Usher Syndrone.
It requires generalization from other concepts such as hearing impairments and deafness, visual impairments and blindness, deafblindness, physical disabilities (orthopedic and other health impairments), mental retardation or intellectual disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, speech or language impairments, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury, and so on.
The former Fleet Street legend, right, may have given us some of the pop world's most famous shots from photography's frontline, but now he is hoping he can help change misconceptions about people with deafblindness, the name for a combination of hearing and visual impairments.