Who are the Most Famous Deaf People?

Jane Lynch 1 of 19

'Glee' actress Jane Lynch discovered she was deaf in one of her ears when she was 7 years old. And that's apparently why she talks out of one side of her mouth. This is how she found out:

"My brother was switching ears with his transistor radio and I said, 'You can't do that. You can only hear out of one ear.' And he was like, 'No. I hear out of both!' I said, 'Mom, I only hear out of one ear!' And we went to the doctor. It's nerve deafness, probably from a very high fever when I was a baby."

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