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Letter: Parents of deaf children need not feel alone

Nine out of ten deaf children are born to hearing parents, writes Susan Daniels, Chief Executive, the National Deaf Children’s Society

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Dear Editor,

This May we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May).

Did you know that nine out of ten deaf children are born to hearing parents? A great many parents tell us they knew very little or even nothing at all about deafness before they had a deaf child.

So it’s hardly surprising that many such parents find themselves feeling confused, unprepared and worried about what the future might hold.


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The National Deaf Children’s Society is here to help you give your deaf child the very best start in life. With the right support, there’s absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t grow up confident, happy and fulfilled.

We’re here for you. We can provide support for all of you who are new to the journey, through our extensive resources – from our Helpline, 0808 800 8880, and our wealth of expertise, right through to the friendship and reassurance of our fantastic community.

Find out more by visiting our website www.ndcs.org.uk

Susan Daniels OBE, Chief Executive, the National Deaf Children’s Society


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