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"Deafness used to not be quite as well known, my mother would explain what it was to the other children."
"Children learn to switch between sign language and spoken language early on."
"When the implants are off they're deaf, so then they have to be able to sign."
"I put in my hearing aids to listen to music, that calms me down."
"I want to offer them both the deaf and the hearing world. So they can decide for themselves when they grow up."
"I think bonding and interacting with your child is the most important thing."
"When our oldest was six or seven the cochlear implant suddenly started appearing."
"Now that I see how happy they are, I worry a lot less."
"Meeting deaf adults gave our parents a positive attitude towards deaf children."
"Ideally, there would be a combination of regular and special education."
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