Understanding Sensory Loss training course: Dual Impairment

This course is aimed to help staff working with individuals who suffer (to a lesser or greater degree) with a dual sensory loss – people who have combined visual and hearing impairments.

Whilst sensory impairments may be considered part of the aging process (or possibly the result of a separate primary medical condition) this does not mean that nothing can be done to assist those clients who are often struggling to maintain a level of independence.   Such individuals may have lost confidence, often becoming increasingly withdrawn and isolated as a result of having to cope with the every day difficulties and challenges they face.

Our Trainer has over 25 years experience as a Practitioner within the field of sensory loss and works with staff throughout various sectors of Health and Social care to help carers

to recognise the signs and symptoms of sensory loss, understanding the large impact these can have for our clients and offers suggestions as to how we can work with such

individuals to improve their quality of life, independence and methods of communication


To help Staff and Carers: 

  • To understand the realities and impact to individuals suffering from “dual sensory loss” – the hidden disability – the effects of combined sight and hearing loss 
  • To find “alternative” methods of communication 
  • Support and encourage the dual sensory impaired person to enable “participation”
  • To know where to go for the correct “specialist assessment” 

During this session we explain the heightened difficulties and isolation experienced by those individuals who suffer from dual sensory loss and how we can support individuals to enable communication and participation.

This session will also include some practical element/group participation to help candidates to understand the impact of dual sensory loss. 



Suitable for: All categories of staff and carers who are involved in working with clients who have dual sensory loss impairment

Group size: Maximum 12 recommended due to practical element

Cost: £295.00 + VAT

Duration: Half-day (*please note this course can be delivered as the third part of a 3-part training – Part 1 to cover visual impairment and Part 2 to cover hearing impairment)

Travel Charge: To be negotiated if relevant`

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Sensory Loss: Dual Impairment

Training in Healthcare Norwich Norfolk