Sue Thomas became profoundly deaf at eighteen-months old. The only deaf child in her small town community, she was not taught sign language. Reading lips and speaking became her only way to communicate. During her twelve years at school, she was ridiculed for her undeveloped speech. Sue, however, became a master lipreader, and after college was hired by the F.B.I. to use those talents in undercover investigations. Today there is a television series based on her life, "F.B. Eye."