The End Of Hearing Impairment Series

I hope you have enjoyed reading about “What Is A Hearing Impairment? Series” and of the Famous People that have or had suffered from A Hearing Impairment. Sadly, we have come to the end of our “Hearing Impairment Series”. We now begin our “ALS Series” so please enjoy reading.

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Hearing Impairment Series-Disabled Legend Gertude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle was born on 23 October, 1906 and died on 30 November, 2003. Gertrude was an American competitive swimmer. In 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Gertrude trained at the Women’s Swimming Association, which produced such competitors as Eleanor Holm and Esther Williams. Gertrude joined the club when she was only 15. From this time Gertrude began to break and establish more amateur records than any other woman in the world. Gertrude had poor hearing since childhood due to measles, and by the 1940s she was completely deaf. Gertrude spent the rest of her life teaching swimming to deaf children.

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