Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell's mother and wife were both hearing-impaired.
Eliza Grace Symonds
A childhood illness left Bell’s mother mostly deaf and reliant on an ear trumpet to hear anything. Young Alexander would speak close to his mother’s forehead so she could feel the vibrations of his voice. Bell's mother, Eliza, was hard of hearing but became an accomplished pianist as well as a painter.
Mabel Gardiner Hubbard Bell
Mabel Hubbard was the second of four daughters in a well-to-do Bostonian family. She lost her hearing after a bout of scarlet fever when she was five years old, but thanks to her parents’ determination and her own spirit, she learned to lip read in several languages and remained an active participant in the speaking world.
Mr. and Mrs. Bell