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"Your first thought is: the world is ending. But it's not ending, another world just opens itself up."
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The World Federation of the Deaf on deafness and driving.
[PDF, aug. 2016]
"Now that I see how happy they are, I worry a lot less."
"It was really kind of a relief when we heard Emiel was deaf."
"The first year was very busy, so many appointments. We barely had time to enjoy it."
"We're religious, and I immediately noticed this having an effect on my faith."
"Would he ever be able to hear music, or the rain beating against the window? That was quite important to me."
"At first, very small things could make me incredibly sad."
"What can I do now?"
"I think bonding and interacting with your child is the most important thing."
"It's important for children to be able to be themselves."
"They are unexpected, beautiful moments."
"You end up in this medical scene, I almost forget to enjoy having my child."
"Our parents gave us confidence: you're great, just the way you are."
"I love having a deaf child, that's hard to explain."
"Sometimes I feel belittled as a deaf person."
"The realization really hit us: we're responsible for this now."
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