Sensory impairment is the common term used to describe:
- visual impairment
- hearing impairment
Sensory impairment is when one of your senses, including sight and hearing, is no longer normal.
An example of visual impairment is when your vision can't be corrected with prescription glasses or if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then you have a hearing impairment.
A person does not have to have full loss of a sense to be sensory impaired.