Staying active in sport with hearing loss
Hearing Link volunteer Shona has written a lovely blog for the English Federation of Disability Sport on her decision to take up cycling to get herself back “out there” after experiencing social isolation due to her hearing loss. Shona writes of her increasing confidence leading to her taking up running and even tackling a cycling velodrome!
“If you’re thinking of trying a new sport, my advice is – don’t put it off. For ladies, there are some very supportive groups out there. I find that others genuinely want to encourage and help you. You need to be open about any challenges you face with the organisers, and be clear about what can help. Remember you are an ambassador too – it is likely that you will meet someone else in the same boat, and inspire them without even realising it.”
You can read the blog in full at http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3000-blog-it-was-so-easy-to-join-the-ride-that-i-was-hooked