Huddersfield-born pioneer for deaf people marks 25th anniversary
Born deaf, Paul Whittaker grew up a painfully shy child but he always had a vision, maybe even a calling.
Huddersfield-born Paul was surrounded by music from a young age – not that he could hear it.
Paul was born with severe hearing loss and between the ages of seven and 11 he became profoundly deaf.
At the age of five he decided he wanted to learn the piano and his love of music was sealed.