Siebert Neethling is the CEO of Imprint Strategic Pty Ltd, a consulting rm with global reach, which specialises in the challenges of leadership. He writes for work and for pleasure. Most importantly, he is the father of James, a recent recipient of a MED-EL hearing implant. James received the cochlear implant in his deaf ear in 2014, at the age of 17.
With disability comes the pressure to suppress differences. Yet we should forget ‘normality’ and nurture our child’s individuality and strengths, says Siebert Neethling whose son has a severe hearing impairment