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- If I'm smiling & nodding then I haven't heard you ;-
- 39 years old
- March 18, 1974
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I have severe bilateral hearing loss & tinitus since birth. Mid-High frequencys 70-95 Db loss.
Some people would say I'm hard of hearing...some people say I'm deaf, some people tell me I'm "a percentage" deaf....... I say I'm deaf as I can't hear some sounds/conversations full stop. I'm gratefull I have some hearing and accept I'm not completely deaf.
I've worn 2 hearing aids since I was 4 and rely heavily on lip reading.
I work as a Motorcycle Paramedic for the London Ambulance Service. I have served for 12 years.
I'm married and we have 3 children and a dog and assist with emergency foster caring too.
I'm Learning BSL Level 1 at Harrow College.
My Wife is hearing and is doing her level 6 BSL interpreting units.
I love to cook & eat...(in that order... but sometimes I eat, cook then eat!)
I play the guitar...albeit loud so I can hear it ;-)
My goal is to become fluent in BSL.
Richard Webb-Stevens ;-)