Sensory Loss


Sensory loss takes place when a person’s sight or hearing becomes impaired. For some people who have been born with a hearing or sight impairment the term “loss” is inappropriate.



However many people who have spent their lives hearing or seeing and will experience a sense of loss if these abilities are affected.


Very few people are totally deaf or completely blind so design for sensory loss should be about supporting remaining ability as well as compensating by using other senses.