Ageing with deafblindness

Simcock, Peter and Manthorpe, Jill (2021) Ageing with deafblindness. In: Handbook on Ageing with Disability. Routledge, London, pp. 97-107. ISBN 9781138611498

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As a complex impairment with many different causes (Bodsworth, Clare, Simblett, & Deafblind, 2011), the term deafblindness has legal, clinical, and functional definitions. Many terms are used to describe the phenomenon, including dual sensory impairment, deafblindness, and combined hearing and vision loss (Wittich, Southall, Sikora, Watanabe, & Gagne, 2013). It affects people in different ways. Owing to its complexity, it is not surprising that deafblindness is described as an ‘unrecognised disability’ (Alley & Keeler, 2009, p. 3).

Item Type: Book Section
11 March 2021Published
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-04 - health and social care > CAH15-04-01 - social work
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-01 - social sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Peter Simcock
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 13:47
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2022 03:00

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