This week is Deaf Awareness Week, so we will be posting a series of articles that cover what it is like living with deafness’. Please share and comment on the articles if you find them interesting.

Living with deafness

Welcome to Deaf Awareness Week UK (6-12th May) and allow me to take you on a journey through my experiences of living with deafness. I am totally deaf on one side and have some hearing in the other ear, boosted by modern hearing technology. I have been a hearing aid wearer for nearly 20 years but even now my deafness still catches me out.