Sophie Woolley

Sophie Woolley is a writer and actor from London, UK. Her company, Augmented Productions, is the Associate Company of Told by an Idiot. Her play, Augmented, toured UK in 2020. Sophie has worked with BBC and Channel 4, as well as theatres around UK.  In 2019, she was a Clore Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme. You can learn more about her and her work at sophiewoolley.com.

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From Unknowns to New Discoveries

Thu, 30 Jul 2020  by  Sophie Woolley

My progressive deafness started twenty years ago when I was eighteen. By the time I was in my thirties, I had profound deafness in both ears. I wore hearing aids in both ears, and they were turned up very loud. When I decided to go ahead with cochlear implantation at thirty-nine, I had a lot of questions, more than my hospital had time to answer. Thankfully, my AB Mentors answered some of them by email, and they were a lifeline for me during this time.