Dec. 6, 2021

Excuses, hearing loss and learning sign language with Nikki Wood | Ep. #8

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Hedvig speaks with Nikki Wood, a civil servant, about her journey with hearing loss, British Sign Language (BSL), dabbling in Polish and Spanish, and also some of the challenges and excuses that she’s battling in trying to learn languages.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Remark!, the charity where both Nikki and Hedvig took their Level 1 qualification in British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Hearing loss: According to the WHO, 5% of the world’s populationrequire support due to hearing loss.
  • If Nikki decides to do another fundraiser to improve her BSL, the link will be included here.


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Nikki Wood

Civil servant

Nikki works as a civil servant and is originally from Lancashire but moved to London 10 years ago. She knows very small amounts of a few languages, but hasn’t actually learnt one fully. She is hard of hearing and has completed level 1 of BSL (British Sign Language).