My name is Nideesh. I was diagnosed with a hearing loss at 12 months old, in India. I received my first cochlear implant aged three and my second aged six after moving to the UK. My parents contacted Auditory Verbal UK for support when I was four years old and I graduated before sixth birthday.

I am currently at a mainstream grammar school and my 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.