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Celebrities With Hearing Loss

Famous Celebrities With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can have a significant impact on your daily life, but it's something you can confidently and comfortably get the right kind of assistance with if it's a concern for you. You may be surprised to learn how many well-known celebrities also have a hearing impairment. Take a moment to check out some of the famous names with hearing loss to get a better feel for how common hearing impairment is and why it's a problem best addressed when first noticed.

Huey Lewis

The iconic '80s hit-maker initially nearly went deaf in just one ear. However, in 2018, the "Power of Love" singer was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder associated with hearing loss and vertigo. Lewis can still understand speech well on his good day with hearing aids, but he's unable to sing or record anymore.

Whoopi Goldberg

The View co-host and Academy Award winner has trouble hearing lower-range pitch sounds, a problem Goldberg attributes to a habit of listening to loud music. This is a common contributing factor to hearing loss for many people. Whoopi manages this issue by wearing hearing aids in both ears.

The Grammy-winning singer also attributes his hearing loss to years of exposure to loud music. He has issues with persistent inner ear sounds, referred to as tinnitus. The singer has since had his hearing tested in an effort to effectively deal with his hearing impairment.

Bill Clinton

The '90s president has had issues with high-frequency hearing loss for most of his life, which has resulted in difficulty understanding higher-pitched speakers. Since 1997, he has worn two hearing aids. Clinton isn't the first commander-in-chief to wear hearing aids. Ronald Reagan also famously wore them.

Rob Lowe

Born deaf in one ear, the actor believes the reason for his hearing impairment is an undiagnosed case of mumps. In rare instances, viral infections can contribute to hearing loss. It's a problem he manages well, although he's unable to hear anything in stereo.

Adam Rippon

Hearing loss can affect anyone of any age. One example is American figure skater Adam Rippon. The Olympian was born with an ear infection that claimed 80 percent of his hearing. However, he had surgery at a young age, which restored his ability to hear well.

Millicent Simmonds

"A Quiet Place" star Millicent Simmonds lost her hearing as an infant. In her case, it was because of medication issues. While she does hear some sounds because of a cochlear implant, the teen actress communicates primarily with sign language.

Halle Berry

The Oscar-winning actress suffered severe hearing loss after being struck in the ear by a former boyfriend in the early '90s. The result was a punctured left eardrum. Berry now regularly speaks out against domestic violence. The "Monster's Ball" actress also has type 1 diabetes, although this hasn't affected her hearing. Still, this is an underlying health issue contributing to hearing impairment.

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