Deaf Weir Woman Overcomes Obstacles to Become a Teacher

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A DEAF woman who has suffered prejudice and misunderstanding has turned her disability into her life’s work.

Ayesha Gavin, 36, from Weir, was born profoundly deaf into a family who can hear.

She then attended Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, struggling to feel included in the gossip and fun going on around her.

She said: “People often think I am stupid because I can’t hear, or that I don’t need, or want to know what’s happening.

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