What are the main types of Deafblindness

There are two main types of deafblindness: congenital and acquired.

1. Congenital deafblindness:

This type of deafblindness is present at birth or it becomes apparent within the first two years of life and is caused by genetic conditions, prenatal exposure to toxins or infections, or other factors that occur during pregnancy.

2. Acquired deafblindness:

This type of deafblindness occurs after birth and can be caused by injury, illness, degenerative diseases, or other factors. Sometimes, you can be born with either a hearing impairment only or a vision impairment only, but as you age your other senses also start to change or worsen.

In both cases, the person experiences a significant loss of both vision and hearing, which can greatly impact their ability to communicate and interact with the world around them.

It’s important to note that the exact type and extent of deafblindness can vary from person to person, and each individual may experience a unique combination of vision and hearing loss.