Understand Sensory Loss (Ss Mu 3.1)

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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 Impact on communication Sensory losses can affect on normal living in a variety of ways. These can be hidden disability which can ultimately result in social isolation and frustration due to not being able to communicate efficiently. In case of hearing loss, day-to-day activities such as hearing a doorbell, using the telephone, watching television or taking part in conversations can build a sense of discomfort and inadequacy. On the other hand, those who have vision impairment cannot distinguish faces during face to face talk, feel difficulty in watching TV and reading time on the…show more content…
The use of hearing aids greatly enhances communication for some people who are hard of hearing. There are many types of hearing aids, induction loops and conversers. Deaf blindness When people experience a loss of both vision and hearing, there is a combination of any of the signs from the lists. As detailed in sight loss and hearing loss sections above 2.2 Describe how the environment facilitates effective communication for people with sensory loss Contrasting color enhance a sense of differentiation between different objects and surfaces. Different colors can be used to highlight key and safety features. It will also reduce the chances of mishaps. Different colors enable such people to see edges between surfaces and perceive depth and difference more easily. We can use bolder, Bigger and brighter colors to facilitate people with impaired visual acquity. Following objects in our environment facilitate such people : clocks and watches with large numbers, big button telephones and large print books and calendars. Magnifier can also help them to maximize the size of things for clear appearance. Secondly brighter objects makes the things easier to see. It is often easier to see things if people shine a light directly on to what they want to see. For example, use of torch or table lamp brighten the written text and facilitate reading. The amount of light to be

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