My Daughter, Deafness and Me
EastEnders actress Rita Simons has 5-year-old twin daughters, Maiya and Jaimee. Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at 6 months old. Rita and husband Theo have just had the shocking news that one day she will probably lose her hearing completely. Rita and her family need to make life-changing decisions for Maiya’s future – should they embrace the deaf world, learn to sign and send her to a specialist school or try and give her hearing with technology, implants and artificial sound or a mixture of the two?