Tune into your sight and hearing
Have you noticed changes to your sight and hearing recently? Do you know the signs of sight and hearing loss and where to get support?
This Spring, we’re urging everyone to tune into your sight and hearing. This means being aware of changes and looking out for signs of deterioration in yourself and others.
Identifying deafblindness and getting support early means that you can make smaller, appropriate changes to your lifestyle now, rather than missing out on the things you enjoy doing later on.
Everyone experiences sight and hearing loss in different ways. For many people, changes will be subtle and over a long period of time. This can make it hard to identify, and can lead to deafblindness being mis-diagnosed. Click the button below to read about the signs and symptoms of deafblindness.
Don’t miss out – get your sight and hearing checked!
It’s always a good idea to get regular sight and hearing checks, even if you don’t think there are any problems. Opticians and audiologists can pick up on any changes to your eye and ear health before they start to impact your lifestyle.
If you’ve got any questions about sight and hearing loss, you can contact the Deafblind UK helpline via phone, email, SMS and BSL, and speak to a friendly member of our team.
We can answer any questions you might have and give helpful, practical advice. For example, how to personalise your phone or tablet to make it easier to use, or how to talk to a loved one about sight and hearing loss.
Technology can make a huge difference to people experiencing the early stages of sight and hearing loss. Our series of webinars, ‘TalkTech’, are free to join and can help you to make sense of the many different technologies on the market.
If you or someone you know is experiencing sight and hearing loss, we’re here for you from the very start of your journey. Click the button below to donate to our campaign.