Many people with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) will have developed their own coping strategies to deal with their developing sensory loss.  These will be very much dependant on how their sensory loss affects their daily life.

Here we would like to share some of our own experiences and ‘life hacks’ that we have seen successfully used, and share some hints and tips for those experiencing DSI, friends, family or professionals which we hope will be useful tools.


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Regular hearing tests are important, you can be referred by the GP if you have not had a test before or visit a private testing centre.  If visit a private organisation be aware that there may be a charge for the test and should you require a hearing aid, you will have to cover the cost.

NHS testing and provision is FREE and includes batteries and repairs.


  • TIPS

    • Keep your hearing aid maintained, including cleaning and changing the tubing.
    • Keep a stock of batteries and make sure you order more before your stock runs out.
    • Know the opening times of your audiology department, many will have extended hours to allow for battery collection etc.
    • DON’T GIVE UP Hearing aids can be fiddly and take some getting used to, preserve and don’t be afraid to ask for help.