Leaving School

Phillip Wyatt: Culture Shock

Phillip was born in 1959 in Bristol. He attended a local special school for deaf children in Bristol from the age of two. Then at age eleven he went to a residential special school for deaf children in Surrey, continuing on to the school's residential sixth form college.

Here Philip recalls the difficulty of entering the ‘hearing world’ after school.

Transcript

At the end, I had a huge culture shock! When I entered the hearing world, I felt so isolated and invisible amongst all the hustle and bustle of the outside world.