Were you able to name everyone in my original collage? For your convenience, here is the full listing of those deaf in one ear celebrities featured in this round up:
1, Gerard Butler (actor) 2, Henry Fonda (actor) 3, Johnnie Ray (singer) 4, Rush Limbaugh (radio show host, author and political commentator) 5, Lady Lucinda Lambton (author, photographer, broadcaster, journalist and historian) 6, Paul Stanley (singer) 7, Phil Collins (singer and drummer) 8, Bilinda Butcher (singer and guitarist) 9, Jessica Jane Clement (model and TV presenter) 10, Jennifer Lawrence (actress)
While some single-sided deaf celebrities may have proclaimed themselves 'depressed' (Bilinda), 'irritated' (Rush) or 'frightened' (Jessica Jane) by their hearing loss, it never really stopped any of them pursuing their careers in the limelight.
Even Phil Collins cited his deafness as only one factor in his decision to retire. A bigger one was probably the spinal operation, which rendered him unable to drum, and his on-going crippling back-pain. Plus the fact that he really didn't have anything to prove anymore. He'd already won every award in the book.
In summary, for those who panic that unilateral hearing will hinder their dreams of stardom (we're looking at you, Jessica Jane), go for it. They all did!