Nyle Dimarco starts his own non-profit organization in 2016. This organization works to improve the lives of every deaf person, everyday. The whole point of his foundation is to make deaf people live the same lives as those who can hear.
Robert White put a single electrode into a patients ear at Stanford University in 1964, this was the first implant ever. Later William House made a more effective one that could hear better. The implant didn't get approved by the FDA until mid 1980's.
A hearing president is chosen over a deaf president for Gallaudet University so students protest for a deaf president. The Deaf President Now protest lasted nearly a week and was 30 years ago. The protest ended because the hearing president stepped down.
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Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to communicate with others even though she was both blind and deaf. Helen would feel Anne's lips and throat as she spoke and would mimic the motions herself. Helen was the first deaf/blind person to earn a college degree and she got nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 and is located in Washington D.C. It teaches both deaf and blind students and is the heart of the deaf culture. Women weren't allowed at the school until 1887.
Laurent Clerc is known as "The Apostle of the Deaf in America" and the most renowned deaf person. He became deaf at the age of one by falling into a fire. Laurent was the head teacher of the first deaf school in America.