February 12, 2012
Started ASL in Jan '12, plus just a few tidbits over the last couple years.
I was frustrated, when losing my hearing, that even if I'd been a fluent signer, no one else around me would know what I was saying anyway. Besides just liking it, I decided I didn't want to be _that_ guy when I encountered someone else who relies on their ASL.
Late-deafened, hearing again with a CI, and still trying to get it right with ASL!