Famous people with hearing loss - part 2

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At the beginning of 2019, we wrote a feature on famous personalities who have hearing loss.

Not surprising that many of these people are in the entertainment industry and are exposed to loud sounds over a long period of time. 

Wearing hearing aids certainly doesn’t hold these people back. In fact, maximised hearing is vital for their work. So if you suspect that you have hearing loss, make an appointment to see us at Value Hearing for a free hearing assessment

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

The one-time child star, to now acclaimed director-producer, Jodie Foster revealed a few years ago that she now wears In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids. She has also mentioned that she also suffers vertigo which can be associated with hearing loss.

Whoopi Goldberg

The Oscar-winning comedienne and  talk show host wears hearing aids as a result of listening to loud music over many, many years. She has now become an advocate for hearing health.

Huey Lewis

The 1980s pop star suffers from both hearing loss and Meniere’s Disease. While hearing aids have been a tremendous help in hearing speech, the inner ear disorder unfortunately means Lewis finds it difficult to hear notes and finding pitch.

Jane Lynch

Despite losing hearing in one ear as a result of having a high fever as a child, Lynch hasn’t been held back as either a singer or an actress. She is best known for her role in the early 2000s TV series Glee.

Sir William McMahon

Hearing loss didn't stop William McMahon from attaining Australia's highest office. The young solicitor had hoped to become a barrister but could not because of this loss. It also stopped him from being deployed overseas during World War II, although he served with distinction at home, reaching the rank of major. Following the war, McMahon travelled before returning to Australia to study economics and public administration before entering politics. 

Check out our original list here: