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Gaby Vogelaar is deaf, and grew up in a deaf household. She has five children, one of whom is hearing.
Experiences of this family
"I don't think it's a good idea to go to a regular school, I experienced that myself."
"When our oldest was six or seven the cochlear implant suddenly started appearing."
"For the youngest I have a baby monitor with a buzzer function and a light."
"It's easy when your child is hearing, you can just call out to them."
"My third child was hearing, which was new to me."
"I wasn't much of a dancer, but we could sign together at the disco."
"We used to play throughout the country with deaf sports."
"Deafness used to not be quite as well known, my mother would explain what it was to the other children."
"My whole family was deaf, really, everyone used sign language."
"The youngest is now two years old, I don't know if they're gonna use a hearing aid."
"The theater week for deaf children during the vacation is great fun."
"Maybe I'll go back to kickboxing, with hearing people."
"I'd love to work for deaf people again."
"I put in my hearing aids to listen to music, that calms me down."
"I had more friends at the deaf school."
"It's really easy if everyone is deaf at a party, we can all just sign."
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