With most arts, sporting, and music events being canceled, including Baltimore’s beloved Artscape festival, this summer is definitely a quieter one than in the past.
But as far as your ears are concerned, that’s good news – after all, who needs post-concert tinnitus, not to mention the risk of damaging your hearing over time?
Rocker Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis and the News) knows about this all too well. After having a hearing loss in his right ear for years, the legendary singer’s 2018 tour ended abruptly when he was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in his “good” left ear.
Symptoms can include hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus.
But with regular treatment, he hopes to return to the stage soon. In an NPR interview earlier this year, he said, “I’m hoping to recover my hearing so we can get the band back together and play live.”
Huey Lewis isn’t the only celebrity to talk about their hearing challenges. Big names, such as Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, and Robert Redford, have also stepped forward and recounted their own experiences.
By doing so, hearing loss is no longer a taboo subject but a mainstream topic, inspiring people across the US to share their concerns about their own hearing and seek help.
Celebrities can’t take all the credit for this shift in thinking, though. Toy manufacturer American Girl, for example, addressed children’s hearing loss with the introduction of a doll who wears hearing aids.
More than ever, this means people are finding out how they can address a hearing concern without feeling shame or having worries.
How Can You Spread The Word?
It’s fantastic when celebrities come forward with their insights about hearing loss.
But do you know what has the greatest impact on someone who’s concerned? When a friend or a loved one can offer comfort and support.
If you’ve experienced a hearing loss, you can help by sharing your story, invaluable tips, or even chatting with someone who is beginning their journey to better hearing.
Honestly, your words of wisdom will be music to their ears!
It’s now even simple to receive care at Audiology Associates after the team introduced curbside appointments to ensure your hearing needs are met – conveniently and safely.
If you’re concerned about a hearing loss or know someone who is, get them to contact the team at Audiology Associates, and a specialist will be ready to assist them in no time!
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