Report Hearing loss in Why are you learning BSL? Posted August 6, 2022 Hi, I’m Joy. I’m a mum to two gorgeous boys aged 7 and 2. I have bad water damage to my left ear and so have self thought to lip read. However since masks have been in use I’ve felt so isolated as I can’t hear what people are saying so I just cut myself off. I was in a really bad place. I’ve since crawled my way back to feeling a little better and decided that I can’t let my hearing loss rule my life so here I am, trying very hard to learn BSL!