Welcome the first DEAF Hero...
Heroes is a TV series which has been patchy at best. Season 1 was brilliant, the writers' strike-hit season 2 went off the rails a bit, season 3 pulled things back, and season 4 is looking VERY promising indeed.
Why's that? Well, in Season 4 Episode 3, we are introduced to a Deaf character called Emma, who cannot hear - but instead she 'sees' sounds.
This short clip looks very nicely done... and season 4 of Heroes starts on BBC TWO in January 2010!
Deanne's got a strong body of television work behind her already. See Hear believes her finest performance was as the Deaf wife in "87th Precinct: Lightning", a TV movie adaptation of an Ed McBain novel, starring opposite Randy Quaid, sadly not available on DVD. You could also try and seek out her TV series "Sue Thomas FB Eye", starring Deanne as an FBI agent aided by her faithful hearing dog.
Perhaps a UK remake starring Diana Martin or Rebecca-Anne Withey's not far off.