Young Ambassador: James Curtis Expand Born with profound bilateral hearing loss, James, now 14 years old, is an inspirational advocate for deaf children and young people. After three years of Auditory Verbal Therapy as a young child, James listens and talks on a par with his hearing peers and excels at mainstream school. As a young ambassador for Auditory VerbalUK, James passionately shares his personal experiences to increase awareness of deafness, challenge stereotypes and raise the expectations of what deaf children can achieve. From speaking at schools to presenting at large fundraising events, James continues to demonstrate that there are no barriers to what deaf children can accomplish. Read more about James here.