Deafblind UK gives Jennifer hope

Jennifer served in the Women’s Air Force before working as a shorthand typist for many years. Seven years ago, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, which causes gradual loss of central vision. She also lost all hearing on her left hand side ten years ago. She told us her biggest challenges were: “Just getting things … Read more

Roy and his watch

Deafblind UK gives Roy the gift of Time

Roy, in his mid 60’s, is totally blind and can hear loud noises with the help of a hearing aid in his left ear. He has been sight and hearing impaired to this degree for about 15 years. He looks forward each day to a visit from his support worker for a 3 or 4 … Read more

Jim enjoying flower arranging

Deafblind UK supports Jim to stay active

Jim lost his right eye in an accident at work when he was 22 years old. “I was working with a carpenter and a nail flew straight into my eye. Unfortunately they couldn’t save it so I lost my sight in that eye.” He said. Having learned to live with his sight loss, things took … Read more

John on the phone

Deafblind UK supports John to remain independent

John has always loved his independence but since losing his sight and hearing in the Korean War, aged just 21, things have been more difficult. This worsened when he later developed Macular Degeneration, an eye condition which causes loss of central vision. Now registered blind, 85 year old John can make out light and dark … Read more

Mark playing the piano

Deafblind UK supports Mark to remain Musical

As a child Mark was a pitch perfect piano player and he dreamed of a future as a musician. So when his sight and hearing started to deteriorate as a result of Usher Syndrome, he was distraught. He is now left with no useful vision and little hearing, exacerbated by tinnitus and visual hallucinations (Charles … Read more

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Deafblind Cymru keeps Basil independent

Now living in South Wales, Basil, aged 79, relies heavily on two hearing aids. This, together with only having one arm and increasingly severe arthritis hasn’t damped his spirits! “I’m just too independent; I always want to do things on my own!” He said. A few years ago Basil’s confidence started to slip as he … Read more