The 55 year old faced rough seas, faulty equipment and even his boat capsizing to complete the voyage from Troon Marina in South Aryshire on September 1 2012 around the world over eight months to return on boat Quest III.
(PRWEB UK) 18 May 2013
Sailor and teacher Gerry Hughes has become the first profoundly deaf man to complete a solo voyage around the world and one of only 300 to complete the feat, reports the BBC.
The 55-year-old faced rough seas, faulty equipment and even his boat capsizing to complete the voyage from Troon Marina in South Aryshire on September 1, 2012 around the world over eight months to return on boat Quest III.
Gerry Hughes’ previous achievements include him becoming the first deaf man to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean as well as being the first deaf teacher in Scotland since 1880.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:
“Gerry’s achievements display amazing determination and achievement and just what’s possible if you put your mind to it. Hearing loss doesn’t need to be a reason to hold you back from what you want to do and by seeking advice on your condition you’ll be able to lead a normal life and even attempt amazing feats like this should you so wish.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.