Julia Louis-Dreyfus once said, "If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life."
Sight and Sound: Our two most precious senses.
They color our world with majestic landscapes and children's laughter, along with connecting us to the world and the people around us.
Millions of Americans are legally blind and/or profoundly deaf and live in a world devoid of these pleasures. This is just part of the story, for visual and hearing loss are often partial, degenerative or intermittent, leaving millions with a diminishment of senses that impair their everyday functioning.
These conditions touch the lives of nearly all of us by association with a parent, a child, a loved one, a friend...
While the FSS stands for enhancing the quality of life for people facing vision and hearing impairments- regardless of their origin, it is important to note some of the main diseases and conditions that cause the loss of SIGHT & SOUND.
The Foundation for Sight & Sound is committed to helping the millions of Americans facing these, and many other conditions, such as:
Leading Causes of Hearing Loss:
Auto Immune Disorder
Hereditary Genetic Disorders
Leading Visual Conditions:
Leading Causes of Deaf/Blindness: