Karli Dettman, a deaf yoga teacher and therapist in her late 40s, could have a cochlear implant but doesn’t want one. At home, she uses Auslan - Australian sign language - to communicate with her deaf husband Simon and her three young hearing children.
"We are happy with our language and don’t feel disabled," she told Fairfax Media by email from her home in Melbourne. If her children had been deaf, she wouldn’t have chosen a cochlear implant for them, either. "If I have an operation it will (...)