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Hearing assessments attempt to determine the degree of hearing loss (mild, moderate, profound), type of hearing loss (see below), and configuration of hearing loss (e.g., bilateral or loss in both ears, unilateral or loss in one ear, etc.).
This is a list of syndromes and conditions that may cause a combined vision and hearing loss. Keep in mind, the majority of causes of deafblindness are still unknown.
• Behavioral Testing – Behavioral Audiome- try; Pure-Tone Audiometry or Pure-Tone Air Conduction Testing; Pure-Tone Bone Conduction Testing; Visual Reinforce- ment Audiometry (VRA); Conditioned Play Audiometry
The incidence of sexual abuse among persons with disabilities is staggeringly high, and yet abuse prevention is rarely addressed in school programs for these individuals.
Many individuals who are deaf-blind have medical needs that may require frequent medical appointments. These individuals also require regular dental care that may also be complicated by physical/health issues.