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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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