Like many folk I find myself starting to learn BSL too late in life. I have been deaf in one ear for 50 years but still didn't do anything about learning BSL! Unfortunately as a (rare) consequence of major surgery I have now been left with no voice - or at best a soft whisper - so, for instance, talking to my wife in a busy restaurant is impossible. We have both started trying to learn BSL - it is very slow, but that may be an age thing!!!! Keep reminding myself that climbing a mountain is a sequence of small steps...so here goes.