Many of you know Lou Ferrigno from his days as the star on the hit TV series, The Incredible Hulk, which my mom says I called “‘credible ‘ulk!” He is also an accomplished actor that has starred in two documentaries on body building and fitness that have a cult-like following, several TV shows and big-screen movies.
But what many of you might not know is that Lou is deaf. When he was an infant he suffered from an ear infection and lost 85% of his hearing (though his condition was not diagnosed until he was three years old). Because of that, he’s had to learn how to read lips and speak without being able to hear his own voice. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, he threw himself into athletics and competing with himself.