The researchers used Husserlian methodology and Collaizi’s method of data analysis in describing the phenomenon. With the use of snowball and purposive sampling, ten participants were interviewed. Data were extracted from the direct statements of the participants. Being aware of personal biases, the researchers ensured bracketing through the use of journals and discussion. The researchers utilized the theory of Human Becoming by Rosemarie Parse as the foundation of describing the phenomenon. During the analysis of the data that has been gathered, a total of twenty – six themes emerged and were collated into six theme clusters which were considered to be the central themes of the study. The following are the theme clusters that have been formed: 1) Emotional Distinctions; 2) Approaches to Communication; 3) Developing Awareness; 4) Forming Social Relations; 5) Values and Belief; and 6) Coping with the Condition.
The shared experiences and testimonies of the hearing children of deaf parents were acknowledged and information about their experiences will provide awareness to the society regarding what they have lived through. This research will greatly help the community to better understand and deal with people who are in the same situation.
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