Sensory Loss Essay

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393 outcome 1. Understand the factors that impact on an individual with sensory loss 1.1 Analyse how a range of factors can impact on individuals with sensory loss To have to deal with any sensory loss i.e. eye sight/hearing can have quite a big impact on a person’s life and life style. It can affect everyday activities that we consider the norm and what we take for granted. Hearing Loss Hearing loss can affect the way that you communicate, watch your favourite television programmes, listen to the radio, even the everyday things such as having a conversation on the phone, or just hearing the telephone ring, the doorbell or a knock at the door. You may feel isolated whilst in the company of friends that are having a conversation and are trying to involve you, and you cannot hear a word they say, or it just sounds like a mumble. Loss of sight Loss of sight is another sensory loss that again can have a great impact on your everyday life, watching television , simple tasks such as choosing clothes to wear and even just dressing yourself, cooking, cleaning, or even a trip to the shops where this can prove to be quite difficult finding your way around unfamiliar places. To lose both hearing and sight, for me is quite hard to imagine, whilst a deaf person can understand people through lip reading or sign language or even people’s body language, A person with sight loss, can still hear conversations, so can still communicate through speech. But to suffer with both could make you feel very isolated and find it very difficult to communicate and could in some cause individuals to become a recluse. 1.2. Analyse how societal attitudes and beliefs impact on individuals with sensory loss People with sensory loss are treated in different ways, like shouting during conversation to a deaf person or talking directly in to their ear, preventing them
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