I am a student at the University of York studying Environmental Geography and I was fully hearing until I was 8 years old when I woke up one day and I wasn’t! It was a difficult time where I did everything I could possibly think of to avoid wearing my hearing aids. I refused to wear my hair up and hid them from my family.

I understand the difficulty of going through school with hearing loss, and how isolating it can feel. But I also understand the importance of being surrounded by like minded people going through similar experiences. That’s why I wanted to become involved in Lollipop, so I can share my experiences and listen to yours so we can navigate this together and be proud of who we are! I’m really looking forward to meeting you all, whether that be online or in person…I can’t wait!