dual sensory impairment


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dual sensory impairment

n
(Pathology) the condition of being affected by sight and hearing loss
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As well as rehabilitation, residential homes and social groups Vista provides specialist services for people with learning disabilities, dementia and dual sensory impairment.
* Those who have vision and/or hearing impairment "severe" enough that it interferes with their ability to participate actively in their own medical treatment and to reduce the impact of dual sensory impairment (combined hearing loss and vision loss)
Michael, who has dual sensory impairment, can only walk short distances unaided, especially on rough ground, and will require full-time guides to complete the three-week walk.
Prevalence of dual sensory impairment and its association with traumatic brain injury and blast exposure in OEF/ OIF veterans.
"Carol had a lifetime's experience of deaf-blindness in overcoming her own dual sensory impairment and achieving wonderful things."
Dual sensory impairment (DSI) has been documented in OIF/OEF veterans with blast-related TBI who were inpatients at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center [7].
Abbreviations: BPPV = benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, CDP = computerized dynamic posturography, CNS = central nervous system, DSI = dual sensory impairment, MSI = multisensory impairment, mTBI = mild traumatic brain injury, PIVC = parieto-insular vestibular cortex, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, SVV = subjective visual vertical, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VOR = vestibulo-ocular reflex.
As a result of this merger, the Dual Sensory Impairment Program (DSIP) was created in which John is still being served.
Rehabilitation research on dual sensory impairment (DSI) is fairly sparse and has primarily focused on deaf-blind individuals [1] or aging individuals with gradual onset peripheral hearing loss and vision loss (see Saunders and Echt [2]).
People with dual sensory impairment (hearing and vision) have difficulty obtaining information about ongoing events in their environment.
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