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Our Family

Every deaf child is unique, and every family of a deaf child is unique too. Having a deaf child in the family can lead to different feelings for different family members, and no two families will react in the same way. Bess (8) is profoundly deaf and has two hearing sisters. Watch their videos to find out about how Bess and each member of her family feel about deafness, the challenges they've faced and the barriers they've overcome together.

Our Family - Mum

Mum Juliet tells us about her experience of being a mum to a deaf child.

Our Family - Dad

Dad Ed tells us about his experience of being a dad to a deaf child.

Our Family - Bess

Bess tells us about her hobbies, what it's like wearing cochlear implants and why her dream is to own a chocolate shop!

Our Family - Elin

Elin tells us about the games she likes to play with her twin sister Bess, and why she thinks Bess is lucky to be deaf.

Our Family - Rosie

Rosie tells us what it's like being a big sister and her advice for other siblings of deaf children.