Nideesh was diagnosed with a hearing loss at 12 months old, in India. After moving to the UK, he started receiving support from Auditory VerbalUK when he was four years old. Nideesh received his first cochlear implant when he was three years old and his second implant when he was six. Nideesh graduated from Auditory VerbalUK before his sixth birthday. Nideesh is currently at a mainstream grammar school and his favourite hobby is swimming.

Nideesh spoke at our Power of Speech event at the House of Commons in June 2016. You can watch his speech by clicking here.