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Poppy Clough

Poppy Clough

Name: Poppy Clough
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Llantarnum, Cwmbran
Campaign: To inspire people with hearing impairments

I lost my hearing when I was eight years old due to a rare medical condition but, despite being deaf, I have not found learning an instrument any more difficult than someone who can hear. It has spurred me on to be better at the clarinet.

 

People find deaf people playing music quite confusing. When I play the clarinet I don’t just hear it through my ears, I can hear it through feeling the vibrations in my fingers, you can hear using your hands and all of your body. 

 

I’m hoping that my project will help the hearing community understand deaf people a little better and inspire other deaf children and hopefully improve everything for all deaf people. 

 

Ellen Kirby helped me with this Fix. 

Evelyn Glennie, Richard Williams from Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and Mandeep Sandhar from Premier Supermarkets supported me with this Fix. 

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