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People who are Deafblind

Deafblindness is sometimes called dual sensory impairment. This is because deafblind people will have both some hearing loss and some sight loss. A person can be born deafblind (called congenital deafblindness) or lose both their hearing and sight in later life. Some people who are born with deafblindness may also have physical and/or learning disabilities. A person who is born deaf who later loses their sight is most likely to be a BSL user. Other deafblind people may be born blind and lose their hearing in later life. These people will use a spoken language and may also use braille
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