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Sports photographer

I’m a professional sports photographer because…

Sports photographer

"I love the challenge of photographing big sporting names at events around the UK. I wasn’t born deaf, but suddenly lost my hearing as an adult and am now profoundly deaf. I wear hearing aids, use speech, British Sign Language (BSL) and lip-reading. I became a sports photographer after I lost my hearing but I knew I didn’t want my deafness to stop me from achieving my dreams.

The biggest barrier in my job is that I find it hard to hear what the stewards are saying and, when the scoreboard isn’t working, I struggle to know who scored. I overcome this by using the BBC Sport app on my phone and a notebook to communicate with other photographers.

Outside of work I help my local basketball club with photography and deaf awareness and came second in volunteer of the year in my local area."

Hannah Fountain