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Sensory rehabilitation is the restoration of the ability to perform tasks normally requiring visual or auditory input, when such input is impaired or missing. The process usually involves a combination of training in new strategies and techniques and also harnessing assistive technology. This entry discusses rehabilitation methods for those with full or partial vision loss, as well as examples of auditory rehabilitation.

Blind Rehabilitation

Even if vision loss is complete, strategies and technologies using the remaining senses of hearing and touch can be successfully employed to facilitate reading, computer use, travel, and the vast majority of daily tasks. There is evidence that regions of the brain normally considered visual can be co-opted to process tactile and auditory input, as in the case of Braille reading and ...

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