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The perception and experiences of deafness or hearing loss as parents are different to that of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

More than 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents who experience stress, not only in response to the initial diagnosis, but also in adapting to the unique needs of their deaf child.

Often, parents are overwhelmed with information on amplification devices, sign language, educational methods, school placements, and legal issues, among others.

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