About us People Ambassadors Khush Gopal My name is Khush and like my sister Dhyana, I was born profoundly deaf. I graduated from Auditory Verbal UK when I was 3 years old. I think AVUK is awesome because I can do all the things my friends can do. I attend a mainstream school where I take part in all activities including nativity plays and residential trips, as well as leadership roles such as class vice-captain, class buddy, and being a member of the school council. I enjoy playing sports, especially cricket, tennis, swimming and football. I also play the piano and I am a big fan of Pokémon and Ninjago. At my school I have spoken in assembly about deafness and raised money for AVUK by having a Loud Shirt Day. I have introduced important speakers at AVUK conventions. In 2017, I took part in a film for the Centre of Social Justice who awarded Auditory Verbal UK the Model of Excellence Award. I have also taken part in general promotional videos to create awareness of AVUK, as well as specific videos for Loud Shirt Day and Christmas. I am proud to be a Young Ambassador. AVUK has helped me to do good listening and speaking and I would like other deaf children to be able to do the same.