I suspect that my child has a hearing and vision loss. What do I do?

Ask yourself two questions:

  1. Does my child have enough vision to compensate for their lack of hearing?
  2. Does my child have enough hearing to compensate for his or her lack of vision?

If the answer is “no” to both questions, then your child is considered deafblind and qualifies for services through the Iowa Deafblind Service Project. Families and educational teams are able to access technical assistance, consultation and training to improve child outcomes.

Deafblindness is a disability of access to visual and auditory information.



Diagram—How to tell if an individual is deafblind