5 Most Popular Deaf People Of The World

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Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012, 10:33 [IST]
 
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Today is World Deaf Day, and this day we will take a look at some of the most popular deaf people of the world. These great personalities overcame their physical challenges and made revolutionary landmarks on the face of history. Check out some of the most popular deaf people.

Thomas Alva Edison- He is one of the most popular inventors and businessman till date in History. His greatest inventions include the phonograph and a light bulb. He also invented the carbon microphone used in all telephones along with the bell receiver. The cause of Edison's deafness has been attributed to a scarlet fever that he had in childhood . He also suffered from middle ear infection several times that went untreated. All these factors resulted in the deafness of one of this most popular people.

Thomas Alva Edison

Edison is one of the most popular inventors and businessman till date in History.

Ludwig van Beethoven

He was a German composer and musician. One of the most amazing facts about Beethoven was his deafness.

Helen Adams Keller

Hellen was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was not born blind and deaf.

Harold MacGrath

Harold was an American novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He was a very successful and one of the best selling novelists

Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray was a American songwriter, singer and pianist. In his later years he used to perform with a hearing aid.

Ludwig van Beethoven- He was a German composer and musician. One of the most amazing facts about Beethoven was his deafness. But, in spite of this factor he remains to be one of the greatest music composers ever. The deafness of one of this most popular people did not affect his music at all. It is so said that he formerly did not tell about his deafness to any one else other than his close confederates. But, then later he started giving a diary for people to write down any questions that they had for him.

Helen Adams Keller- She is one of those deaf people who have utilised their talents to the fullest and created history. Hellen was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. Hellen Keller was not born blind and deaf. In her childhood she was put down by a severe disease that left her blind and deaf. She proved to everyone that the life of a deaf person was not at all miserable. Hellen became the first deaf candidate to graduate from college.

Harold MacGrath- He was an American novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He was a very successful and one of the best selling novelists. He outshone his hearing impairment with his intellectual wit and professional efficiency. He became one of the most popular deaf people who created a landmark in American literature with his work.

Johnnie Ray- Johnnie Ray was a American songwriter, singer and pianist. He was partially deaf because of a childhood injury. But then he became one of the most popular deaf people due to his amazing music compositions. In his later years he used to perform with a hearing aid.

This is actually a lesson this Deaf Day for all of us that physical challenges do not matter. And neither can they stop you in any way if you have the urge to do something great.

Story first published:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 16:19 [IST]
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