Ninety-five percent of deaf children have hearing parents. What does that mean? It means that many of us are used to being the only deaf person in the family, in the community, or in school unless we are at a deaf school.
It means that our family is our first introduction to the ways that hearing people view deafness and deaf children, and the ways that they pass along society’s limited views of deafness.
More at http://deafecho.com/2011/11/from-sesame-street-to-self-discovery/