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Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss

A list of famous deaf people, as well as notable people with some level of hearing loss. The list includes deaf individuals from without history, some of whom are famous because of moving forward the cause of those with hearing loss, and others who became notable in spite of their disabilities. The list includes a number of significant historical figures, as well as important cultural figures, media personalities and scientists. It also includes those who were born deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those who developed hearing problems later in life. It is designed to be a helpful resource for those wanting more information on deaf or hard of hearing individuals who have achieved great things and made bold strides on behalf of others with similar disabilities.
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    1990 More
    FWA Motocross Champion
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    1978 More
    Japanese popular singer and songwriter
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    Bed?ich Smetana

    Czech composer
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    1942 More
    American musician and songwriter
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    1912 More
    British footballer
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    Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw

    British mathematician and politician
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    1953 More
    Film score composer and former member of Oingo Boingo
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    1971 More
    Actress who played the lead role on Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
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    1860 More
    American sculptor
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    1965 More
    Scottish percussionist
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    Ferdinand Berthier

    1803 More
    French intellectual, published several articles, first deaf person to receive the French ... more
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    1978 More
    American rap artist
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    1746 More
    Spanish painter
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    1845 More
    French composer
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    1926 More
    English bandleader and producer
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    1987 More
    Miss England 2007 and contestant in Miss World 2007
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    1905 More
    American competitive swimmer, first woman to swim the English Channel
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    Gideon Moore

    The first Deaf people to obtain a doctorate degree
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    1871 More
    American painter
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    1663 More
    French inventor and physicist
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    1966 More
    American Actress, acquired unilateral hearing loss
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    Harold MacGrath

    1871 More
    American author
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    1973 More
    First deaf woman to win the title of Miss America
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    1880 More
    American deaf-blind writer, lecturer, and actor
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    Henrietta Leavitt

    American astronomer

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