For far too long there has been a perception about hearing loss as being an impairment as well as a stigma around the use of hearing aid technology as being a sign of old age. While it is sadly true that age-related hearing loss may be an impairment, younger individuals suffer from hearing loss due to heredity, noise exposure, and illness and experience the same detrimental effects of hearing loss. While these sentiments may still exist to some degree today, hearing technology has come into the sphere of acceptable accessories. Think of the many guests on news programs throughout 2020 and 2021 who remotely Skyped or Zoomed into programs nonchalantly wearing their wireless headphones. The images have made hearing aids simply part of the tech landscape. There is also a rising change with the stigma mentality as more people are realizing the benefits of better hearing. Even current and former rock stars are making it known they are benefactors from better hearing through hearing aid technology. In this blog we will share some of their success stories and how they are similar to the 48 million other Americans with hearing loss.
As you can see in the images above, both classic rock icon Leon Russell and NASCAR legend Richard Petty have sought hearing care from their local Audibel hearing care provider. While these two celebrities are unique to Audibel, they are not alone as celebrities with hearing loss. In this 2014 AARP article, Celebrities with Hearing Loss, there are many notable names that appear on the list, spanning all age groups. Famous actors such as Rob Lowe, Robert Redford, Halle Berry are just a few of those on the list that have encountered hearing loss in their lives and are advocates for hearing loss treatment. While some celebrities with hearing loss may not be too surprising, such as rock musicians and racers, the fact that they have actively sought treatment and shared their successes with others is share-worthy.
Hearing loss is a common part of the aging process and frequently the result of overexposure to loud noises that can impact anyone. Whether you are famous or not, there never is a reason to shy away from seeking hearing care. At Audibel, you’re never too cool for hearing care and, in fact, being able to hear better in conversations may be considered ‘cooler’ than not. To take your first step towards better hearing or help a loved one, simply request a free consultation by submitting your information on our Contact Us page today!