Can you imagine waking up every morning to a silent world of darkness?
Over 1200 Israelis have the dual disablity of deaf-blindness.
Deaf-blindness is defined as any combination of profound or partial deafness and complete or partial loss of vision. Loss of these two vital senses, hearing and vision, whether partially or fully, greatly inhibits daily life from communication and mobility to experiencing many of life’s pleasures and opportunities.
The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons is Israel’s first and only center that provides specifically tailored services and programs to meet the needs of people who have the dual disability of deaf-blindness. The leading cause in Israel is Usher Syndrome, which is a genetic condition involving both hearing loss (from birth) and the progressive loss of vision throughout life.