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Introducing myself - Sandra Gee


Sandra Gee

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I have thought about learning sign language at various times since I was a teenager - which feels like a very long time ago now -  but I never quite got round to it...

Then I had a serious ear infection that resulted in permanent damage on one side. The tests I had to determine the level of damage also showed that I have noise induced hearing loss, and was missing some of the range that allows me to hear normal speech on both sides. Probably explains why people sometimes thought I was in a world of my own or ignoring them, I simply couldn't hear them talking!

The lockdown has given me the perfect opportunity to sign up to the introductory BSL course and I am working my way through it, slowly. I'm hoping that learning BSL will not only help me communicate with friends and family etc as I grow older and I suffer further hearing loss, but also help me to build and manage more diverse and inclusive teams in the workplace. 

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