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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 FWA Motocross Champion

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    1978 Japanese popular singer and songwriter

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    Bed?ich Smetana Czech composer

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    1942 American musician and songwriter

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    1912 British footballer

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    Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw British mathematician and politician

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    1953 Film score composer and former member of Oingo Boingo

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    1971 Actress who played the lead role on Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

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    1860 American sculptor

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    1965 Scottish percussionist

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    Ferdinand Berthier 1803 French intellectual, published several articles, first deaf person to receive the French ...

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    1978 American rap artist

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    1746 Spanish painter

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    1845 French composer

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    1926 English bandleader and producer

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    1987 Miss England 2007 and contestant in Miss World 2007

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    1905 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 American painter

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    1663 French inventor and physicist

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    1966 American Actress, acquired unilateral hearing loss

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    Harold MacGrath 1871 American author

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    1973 First deaf woman to win the title of Miss America

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    1880 American deaf-blind writer, lecturer, and actor

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    Henrietta Leavitt American astronomer

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    1943 The first president of Gallaudet University with a profound hearing loss

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    John Brewster Jr. American, itinerant artist of the Federalist Period in America

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    1927 American popular singer

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    1915 Australian poet

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    Julia Brace 1807 Early American deaf-blind student at the Hartford School for the Deaf

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    1860 Founder of the Girl Scouts of America

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    1981 American basketball player, first deaf person to play in the NBA

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    1963 Drummer of Metallica

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    Laura Bridgman 1829 American, first deaf-blind student of Dr. Samuel Howe at the Perkins School for the Blind

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    Laurent Clerc 1785 French-American, co-founder of first school for the deaf in America, first deaf teacher of the ...

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    1945 Actress

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    1951 American actor and bodybuilder

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    1770 German composer

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    1900 Spanish surrealist filmmaker and poet

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    Mandy Harvey 1988 American Jazz singer

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    1965 First deaf woman to win an Academy Award (Best Actress) for her role in Children of a Lesser ...

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    1976 MMA fighter

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    1982 Slovenian basketball player, first deaf person to play in the Euroleague

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    Mojo Mathers New Zealand politician

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    1850 British engineer, mathematician and physicist

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    Oreste Carpi 1921 Italian painter

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    1957 De'VIA Artist, Sculptor and Educator

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    1945 British lead guitarist and songwriter

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    1944 Tony Award winner for her role in the stage production of Children of a Lesser God

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