A new study has revealed that the UK public thinks sight is the most valuable sense.

Researchers from the Crabb Lab at City, University of London surveyed 250 adults and asked them to rank how highly they valued each sense compared to the others.

David Crabb, professor of vision and statistics at City, University of London and director of the Crabb Lab, said: ‘It’s so important to understand what the public and patients’ perceptions and fears may be when it comes to the loss of the senses, as this should inform how health professionals triage and support them when loss occurs. While sensory loss can be devastating, it’s important to educate the public on how they might cope and adapt.’