Did you know that the inventor of the telephone was a CODA and husband to a deaf woman?

Did you know… the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, was a CODA and husband to a Deaf woman, Mabel Gardiner Hubbard.

Bell with his wife and daughters
Bell with his wife and daughters
The world’s first phone


Alexander Graham Bell is most famous for his invention of the telephone, he created the concept and function. Thomas Edison refined the design into the modern phone, from which all phones have evolved.


Bell also invented the gramophone, the first recorder in the world. It is thanks to the gramophone that we have record players, radios, and cassettes.


He worked extensively in the Deaf community by teaching at Deaf schools and tutoring (he tutored Helen Keller at one point!) His mother was Hard of Hearing and an accomplished pianist and his wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was daughter of a Boston lawyer. She became sick with scarlet fever at five years old, causing her deafness. She is the one who encouraged Alexander Graham Bell to show the world his inventions, so we have to thank her too for the inventions!


AG Bell on Notable Biographies.com

Mabel Gardiner Hubbard’s Wiki Page

AG Bell with Helen Keller
AG Bell with Helen Keller

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