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"As a child I didn't know putting something down on a table made a sound."
"My third child was hearing, which was new to me."
"Five days after his birth he was already getting hearing tests done."
"Will he be able to enjoy music?"
"My parents could ask our deaf babysitter all kinds of questions about deaf people."
"A CI can be useful if you get it when you're still young, but it's no use to me."
"We can tell friends and family something about his development, but his ears won't change."
"I have felt like we were missing help from within the deaf community. You mostly see hearing professionals."
"The youngest is now two years old, I don't know if they're gonna use a hearing aid."
"His hearing loss quickly became less important."
"People looked at me funny when I said I didn't think it was sad to be deaf at all."
"I really wonder how he's going to experience it later on."
"My parents were fine with my deafness because of our Islamic faith."
"It wasn't until later that we realized: not being able to hear, that's actually kind of complicated."
"We've never decided not to do something because they're deaf. The audiologist told us: you can grow up to be old and happy with it."
"If you can't hear, you're deaf. I think 'very severely hearing impaired' is very weird."
"Deafness used to not be quite as well known, my mother would explain what it was to the other children."
"Some deaf children think it's something to grow out of."
"Meeting deaf adults gave our parents a positive attitude towards deaf children."
"Society makes us handicapped."
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