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What is Deafblindness?

In the UK alone...

Over 450,000 people are deafblind

Being deafblind means a person has both sight loss and hearing loss to a degree that it affects their everyday life. Though being deafblind does not necessarily mean a person is completely deaf and/or completely blind. In fact, the majority of people who are deafblind do have some hearing and some sight.
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Spot the signs...

of sight loss:

  • A sudden decrease in vision quality
  • Struggling to recognise people
  • You find it hard to read books or newspapers
  • Changes in the colour of your eye
  • Feeling like you require new glasses often
  • Seeing flashes of light or "halos" around lights
  • Being uncomfortable in bright lighting or low lighting
  • Reading facial expressions is a challenge
  • Struggling to watch TV from the usual distance

of hearing loss:

  • Struggling to enjoy conversations when there's background noise
  • Often asking people to repeat themselves
  • Asking people to speak louder
  • Speech sounding muffled or undefined
  • Having the volume turned up high on your TV or radio
  • Avoiding using the telephone
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How to help

Managing sight and hearing loss

There are certain conditions that affect hearing and vision which can be treated using medication or sometimes surgery:
  • Cataracts are often treated by having an artificial lens implant in the eye.
  • Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser surgery (early on). 
  • Glaucoma can often be treated with the help of eye drops or laser surgery.
With regards to hearing, hearing loss can be caused by a build-up of earwax or middle-ear infections. Visit any store for your free hearing assessment, or book in at our wax removal clinic.
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Here to help

Any concerns?

At Barracloughs we provide expert eyecare and hearing care at all stores. If you have any concerns at all with your vision or your hearing, book in to see the team.

0800 132320

Deafblind UK are here to help if you or someone you know is living with sight and hearing loss.
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