I’m a 22-year-old deaf education/American Sign Language interpretation major. I’ve been involved with sign language and deaf people since I was about 14. Being so involved in deaf culture has let me see how deaf people react to different situations, including news of joy and sadness. Deaf people react the same way to situations that hearing people do. Obviously when you receive horrible/fantastic news, you’re more prone to make noises (such as shouting ‘Yes!’ or moaning in disbelief or in frustration). It’s the same way for deaf people, except that they do not always know that they’ve made those noises.