Ageing with deafblindness

Peter Simcock, Jill Manthorpe

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    As a complex impairment with many different causes (Bodsworth, Clare, Simblett, & Deafblind, 2011), the term deafblindness has legal, clinical, and functional definitions. Many terms are used to describe the phenomenon, including dual sensory impairment, deafblindness, and combined hearing and vision loss (Wittich, Southall, Sikora, Watanabe, & Gagne, 2013). It affects people in different ways. Owing to its complexity, it is not surprising that deafblindness is described as an ?unrecognised disability? (Alley & Keeler, 2009, p. 3).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook on Ageing with Disability
    EditorsMichelle Putnam, Christine Bigby
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9781138611498
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 11 Mar 2021


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