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My name is Chrissy and I am 66 years old. I have wanted to learn BFL for years but always made the excuse of work and family (as you do). I am now retired and have the time so no more excuses! During the summer I work at festivals and have worked with disabled and deaf people and felt very ignorant of myself for not being able to communicate to anyone hard of hearing. It's easier when you can see what help someone wants help with but not so easy when a person has a hidden disability such as deafness of any degree. I am looking forward to completing the course and hopefully being able to make myself understood. I know how frustrating it can be because I myself am now hard of hearing am I find it very annoying when I don't hear what is being said or having to use sub titles. I also hope I can learn with others as I progress.

 

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