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Sensory impairments

Monday, June 18. 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sensory impairment is defined as the loss of capacity of one of the senses; sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and/ or spatial awareness, meaning they are no longer functioning at normal capacity. The two most commonly encountered sensory impairments are blindness and deafness. They may occur separately, or in combination, as well as in various degrees of severity.

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Prevention of blindness and deafness (WHO)