It's been two years since Mandy Harvey absolutely stunned the world with her viral "America's Got Talent" performance - a display that left the typically harsh Simon Cowell in awe. Harvey's vocals were on-point, but that wasn't the only reason Cowell, his fellow judges and the studio audience erupted in applause and a standing ovation.
The accolades came after Harvey revealed just before her performance that she's deaf, having lost her hearing about 10 years prior at the age of 18. It was a traumatic experience, as she could no longer hear the music she had grown to love.
"I lost the ability to hear the piano, and that's when I started to crack," she recently told "The Pure Flix Podcast."
Listen to Harvey explain how she lost her hearing, nearly gave up hope - and then overcame the odds: