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
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2. Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with sensory loss

2.1 Explain the methods of communication used by individuals with:
• Sight loss
• Hearing loss
• Deaf blindness

Sight loss
Varieties of ways can be used by people with visual impairment in order to seek and share information. Some of the examples are as follow information technology can be used in recording and playing scripts. Print media can be used in a variety of ways for example: Using large printed words rather than joined-up Writing, Using a felt tip or marker pen produces a vivid dark image which is easier to read, magnifying print using a low vision aid or photocopier. Computers, scanners, software and electronic magnifiers can frequently enable the person to read or write. A big button telephone enables people with sight loss to access the telephone.

Hearing loss
A number of people who are deaf or hard of hearing sometimes prefer to communicate using lip speakers. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may access a speech-to-text reporter. This uses a special keyboard to produce a verbatim (word for word) report, which is displayed on a computer screen or a large screen, via a data projector, for the deaf person to read. A telephone relay service is used by many people with a hearing loss who wish to communicate by telephone. In this system message is relayed to an operator, who sends the message