Sight loss means having problems with your eyes which makes it hard to see.



Lots of people have problems with their eye sight.

For many people these problems can be put right by doing things like wearing glasses.


But for some people their sight loss can’t be treated. They are known as:

  • Sight impaired (sometimes called visually impaired).
  • Severely sight impaired (sometimes called blind).



Hearing loss means finding it hard to hear or not being able to hear at all.

Hearing loss can happen suddenly, or your hearing may slowly get worse over time.



Hearing loss can happen for a short amount of time.




Or it might last for the rest of your life.



Download our easy read guide to sight and hearing loss (pdf)

Browse all our resources about hearing

Browse all our resources about eyes

Read more about sight loss and people with learning disabilities

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