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Louise says she would conceal her hearing aids by wearing her hair down and her confidence became "really bad".

But since going to City College Norwich, she says she has worn her hearing aids "with pride".

CCN are proud of their student and outreach officer for Deaf Blind UK Louise Goldsmith.

Some people's responses to deaf people can be "cringey" or funny - and some can be downright offensive, Louise says.

So she created a list of "Things Not to Say to a Deaf Person" on her YouTube channel, including:

  • "Wow, you speak so well for a deaf person"
  • "Can deaf people drive?"
  • "Oh my best friend's sister's neighbour's dog is deaf too"
  • "Does that mean you use Braille?"
  • "Do you really have to have subtitles?"
  • "I couldn't live without my music"
  • "I don't think I could live with being deaf"
  • "You don't look deaf"

Check out her YouTube channel.

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