January 22, 2013

MasterChef Hopeful Bonny Porter Has Congenital Hearing Loss

Bonny Porter is a chef who is competing to become the next MasterChef hopeful in Australia. She also has congenital hearing loss being completely deaf in her left ear by the age of 3 years old and with significant hearing loss in her right ear by the time she was 7 years old.

Even with a hearing aid, lip reading is necessary and during the MasterChef show, did request the host and judge to wear special microphones to help her hear what they said better. Beyond that, she requested no other special treatment.

According to her bio, she is currently working as a chef at Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill. Prior to that, she apprenticed at Park Hyatt in Canberra and Manly Wine by Gazebo.

Good luck!

Bio on MasterChef Australia.

MasterChef's Bonny Porter faces big challenge. Herald Sun 1/21/13
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