The thought provoking British documentary Listen, Even When Your Heart is Crying explores the grief parents of deaf children may experience upon discovering their child’s deafness. As The Limping Chicken, which provides deaf news and deaf blogs from the UK states, this can occur when “The child they thought they were having (the one that could hear perfectly) has gone forever. Melissa Mostyn explores this subject and the emotional and psychological impact that grief experienced by parents of deaf children, especially if unresolved, can have on their kids.
Is grief from a parent of a deaf or disabled child appropriate? Should parents of deaf children feel guilty for their natural feelings of grief? Mostyn was motivated to investigate further after experiencing this emotional conflict for herself when her own daughter was diagnosed with a disability.” Read more of the Limping Chicken article and view the documentary (subtitles available).