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Carrie Short
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Hi all! Completely new here. I have just started learning BSL because I am hard of hearing and want a way of making life a bit easier for myself (if my kids ever learn it as well!). Thought it would open me up to meeting new friends that understand me. For years now I have felt like an outsider, my friends and family fed up with me asking them to repeat things- or me just giving up asking because I know it annoys everyone. So I sit in social settings pretending to be following conversations etc. Waiting for my ENT referral to hopefully get hearing aids, but because of Covid the waiting lists are immense. Just saying hi for now- would love to talk with people who will help me practice the BSL I am learning, and teach me more!

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