Published online May 28, 2015. doi: 10.5319/wjo.v5.i2.37
Peer-review started: December 30, 2014
First decision: February 7, 2015
Revised: February 24, 2015
Accepted: April 1, 2015
Article in press: April 7, 2015
Published online: May 28, 2015
Core tip: Research in deafblindness may have the potential to generate knowledge about several basic questions: How sensory loss affects human development such as mental wellbeing, language development, and cognition. The nature of tactile language and tactile perception. How medical genetics are linked to combined vision and hearing loss. However, research in deafblindness is still in it is advent due to a number of limitations and a lack of current scientific interest. This editorial calls for more interest in deafblindness in general and for more international cooperation and innovative studies to overcome existing barriers.