British girl describes trying to navigate high school while deaf.
A 15-year-old girl who completely lost her hearing while at school has spoken of her experience, BBC News reorts.
Ella started losing her hearing in 2016 and it rapidly got worse, affecting her studies. “It was hell walking through the school doors. I literally had nightmares,” she said.
“About two minutes of solid, focused lip reading, I could sleep for about 30 minutes afterwards. It’s that exhausting.”
After a year of applying for funding, she had implants inserted and obtained a communication support worker to help in lessons.
Ella’s film is part of the BBC Young Reporter scheme – a project giving young people aged 11 to 18 the chance to do workshops and training to tell their own stories.
You can watch Ella’s story here.