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loss of senses

Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,942 Disability Gamechanger
edited February 2018 in Sensory impairments
Hi all,
i have had central vision loss for almost a year, I was diagnosed with optic neuropathy in November, my optic nerve is severely damaged. I am also moderately-severely deaf, have been since Christmas 2016. I have no balance too. 
Is there anyone who suffers with the same or similar problems? I feel so alone with all these issues :(
Ami xx
Disability Gamechanger - 2019


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ami2301
    Im sorry you havent had a response to this post, it sounds really tough to deal with.  So many people feel isolated and alone and though no one has come forward with the same impairment as you, I hope you will join in with other discussions as there can be so much support across different impairments :)
    Senior online community officer
  • Suzyb2711
    Suzyb2711 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi I seem to have lost my hearing, sense of smell and balance over the last few years .
    My balance is often all over the place and mostly I walk like I'm drunk .
    It can be really frustrating  .
    I was given  balance exercise that help and tried low salt no caffeine  low dairy diets but mostly they don't work .
    You just have to take each day as it comes .
  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 830 Pioneering
    The ears control balance, so that link makes logical sense, at least.

      But why do so many mention allergy/food intolerance linked to loss of sense of smell, do you think? 


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