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Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss

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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. Over the centuries, there have been many, many important deaf people. There have even been deaf celebrities.

This list includes a number of significant historical figures, as well as important cultural figures, media personalities, scientists, and famous deaf singers. It also includes those who were born deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those who developed hearing problems later in life. This list showcases famous people that are deaf or hearing impaired. 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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Ashley Fiolek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 28
FWA Motocross Champion
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Ayumi Hamasaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 40
Japanese popular singer and songwriter
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Bed?ich Smetana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Bed?ich Smetana
Czech composer
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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 76
American musician and songwriter
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Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 79 (1912-1991)
British footballer
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Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
British mathematician and politician
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Danny Elfman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 65
Film score composer and former member of Oingo Boingo
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Deanne Bray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 47
Actress who played the lead role on Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
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Douglas Tilden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 75 (1860-1935)
American sculptor
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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 53
Scottish percussionist
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Ferdinand Berthier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Ferdinand Berthier Dec. at 83 (1803-1886)
French intellectual, published several articles, first deaf person to receive the French Legion of Honor, founder of world's first deaf organization
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Foxy Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 40
American rap artist
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Francisco Goya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 82 (1746-1828)
Spanish painter
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Gabriel Fauré is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 79 (1845-1924)
French composer
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George Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 93
English bandleader and producer
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Georgia Horsley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 32
Miss England 2007 and contestant in Miss World 2007
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Gertrude Ederle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 98 (1905-2003)
American competitive swimmer, first woman to swim the English Channel
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Gideon Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Gideon Moore
The first Deaf people to obtain a doctorate degree
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Granville Redmond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 64 (1871-1935)
American painter
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Guillaume Amontons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 42 (1663-1705)
French inventor and physicist
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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 52
American Actress, acquired unilateral hearing loss
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Harold MacGrath is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Harold MacGrath Dec. at 61 (1871-1932)
American author
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Heather Whitestone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
age 45
First deaf woman to win the title of Miss America
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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Dec. at 88 (1880-1968)
American deaf-blind writer, lecturer, and actor
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Henrietta Leavitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss
Henrietta Leavitt
American astronomer