1# Rush Limbaugh You couldn't have a career like his and not hear. He hears well and his speech is understood. He has the Advanced Bionics device. He has one. He had a sudden hearing loss. He was not born deaf.
2# Heather Whitestone Miss America 1995. At 18 months of age. She had a very high fever from Haemophilusinfluenzae virus. Which left her profoundly deaf. She has bilateral implants. She has Cochlear America's device the Nucleus Freedom.
3#Amy Ecklund Amy lost her hearing at age six due to an illness. She’s been interested in acting since age eight. In 1999, Ecklund underwent an operation known as a cochlear implant and her hearing was restored with the aid of the implant.