Hi Everyone- I’m Nick Tedd & I’m delighted to be part of Hear Together on the board of trustees.
I’m an Artist, Blogger & I own 3 hair salons. I blog about my adventures living with hearing loss at work, rest & play, what I have faced, the setbacks and misunderstandings I have encountered & what I have done to overcome these and the possibilities that have opened up for me. I see myself as am an ambassador for the hearing loss community & am more determined than ever to succeed at life & have positive experiences. I have been helped enormously by the team at Hear Together in their previous roles at The Ear Foundation & have enjoyed raising awareness & supporting them whenever I can.
My role as a Hear Together Trustee is very important to me to leave things better for others and myself ‘next time’. I will never stop striving, even when I can feel lonely, alienated, isolated, vulnerable and even discriminated against. I love to explore the world as an urban explorer who will not be inhibited by the opinions of others. I have not only survived but thrived and found a new self confidence that has not only empowered me as a deaf person, but also in my everyday life. As a result of all this, I no longer see myself as ‘the problem’, I only see barriers that need to be overcome.
The main barriers are people’s perceptions, opinions and attitudes. I want to connect, share & learn with others by documenting what I know for sure about life, travel, food, hair, creativity, the arts & causes I am passionate about like hidden disabilities & LGBTQ issues. It is my intention to bring my experience and stories to Hear Together so that other people with hearing loss can see that we are not alone & that the more awareness & education we can give people the better it will be for us all.
I’m an avid blogger so the links to these are below should you choose to follow me on any of these.
My Instagram pages:
My company website: www.blisshair.com