Dual sensory loss (combined sight and hearing loss)
The term dual sensory loss is used when a person has both a sight loss and a hearing loss. Some people have a period of time between loosing their sight and hearing so have perhaps adjusted to one loss already, for others the dual loss might occur simultaneously. In any case, having a dual sensory loss can cause many difficulties both emotionally and practically for both the person and their family or carer.
If you have a dual sensory loss but are experiencing difficulties that only relate to your sight loss or to your hearing loss (not both) then please view our sight loss or hearing loss pages for information and advice.
Sensory Loss Team - dual sensory loss
The team will identify the help you need to find solutions to everyday problems
Specialist communications information and support
For people with a dual sensory loss
Including support and employment rights information
Local and national links to support groups and benefits advice
What am I entitled to?
The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.
For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.
Try our online self assessment