Author(s): What Deaf Parents Hear, .Linoy ORLEV
.This article will attempt to shed light on the deaf-parent population, which generally lives between two hearing worlds: hearing grandparents and hearing children. To study the feelings of deaf persons toward their hearing parents and children, we will use information culled from a deaf parenting group. This article will present the findings of a categorical content analysis of childhood memories and current parenting experiences expressed by the group. Within these memories and experiences, this analysis discerned three main themes – communication, capability, and “differentness.” This reenactment by parents raises the possibility that the “creation” of a different life for deaf children would lead to different memories and perhaps more positive parenting experiences.