Summer is looking much different this year, with events, such as Union County’s 4th of July fireworks and the Union County Fair, being canceled.
While this might not be music to your ears, it may actually provide some much-needed relief – especially if you’ve attended loud events like these in the past, your hearing could still be affected today.
Just ask musician Huey Lewis, lead singer of Huey Lewis and the News. After living with hearing loss in his right ear for many years, the legendary singer’s 2018 tour ended abruptly when he was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease in his “good” left ear. Symptoms 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 discuss their hearing loss. Recently, Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, Rob Lowe, and Robert Redford have also recounted their own experiences.
Toy manufacturer American Girl has also taken steps to address the stigma children with hearing loss face with a new doll that wears hearing aids.
These mainstream approaches have opened the doors for discussion for thousands of people who have a hearing loss, making it easier to reach out for support and care.
No matter what hurdles you’ve overcome during your own journey to better hearing, you should be proud of the distance you’ve traveled so far. Even more so, your experience could help others who are just coming to terms with their hearing loss.
How Can I Get Involved?
August is Hearing Health Awareness Month, and the team at Audiology and Hearing Aids Associates is all revved up and raring to go…but they need your help!
Facing the reality of hearing loss and what to do next can be an unsettling and confusing time. Your stories, experiences, and words of wisdom could make a life-changing difference to someone who needs encouragement to take that first step to hearing care.
If you would like to share your story and help spread awareness, then contact the team and someone will be in touch with you shortly.
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