Famous Deaf People
Keller is perhaps the best-known deaf blind person ever.
He was the vice president of RIT/Director of the National Institute for the Deaf in the 1980s.
He was perhaps the most important deaf man in history.
Dr. Richard Orin Cornett
A look at the career of Dr. Richard Orin Cornett, the developer of cued speech.
The first deaf African-American Gallaudet graduate and founder of schools for the deaf in Africa.
Thomas H. Gallaudet
The hearing man for whom Gallaudet University is named. Thomas Gallaudet was honored on a postage stamp.
I. King Jordan
The first deaf president of Gallaudet University
A respected deaf actress
Ecklund is a deaf actress who received a cochlear implant.
A bodybuilder and actor with hearing loss
One of the most respected deaf actresses
Heather Whitestone McCallum
She was the first -- and maybe the only -- deaf Miss America.
Profile of deaf leader Kelby Brick
Laura C. Redden Searing
She was perhaps the first deaf woman journalist.
Founder of Silent News
The founder of the Girl Scouts in America.
Founder of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) which is now Hearing Loss Association of America.
A successful deaf bodybuilder
James "Deaf" Burke
He was a boxer in the 19th century.
A deaf baseball player who has yet to make it into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Swimming in the pool in the summer is my favorite summertime activity. Terrence Parkin is a deaf man who not only likes to swim, but made a name for himself doing it.
A contemporary baseball player who is deaf.
For awhile, he was a professional deaf football player.
Rush Limbaugh experienced sudden deafness.
Alexander Graham Bell
Going beyond the telephone, the hearing Bell was an active member of the deaf community.
The "father of the Internet" happens to be hard of hearing.
This historic inventor had a hearing loss.
The only deaf man known to have an entire county named after him.
It isn't often that I get the chance to interview an author as well known as Connie Briscoe, a deaf African American.
Luczak is a contemporary deaf writer. He has written poems, plays, and novels.
Platt is a contemporary novelist who includes deaf characters in his stories.