Ledesma Audiological Center Inc. - Famous People with Hearing Loss
Some people may see disabilities, like hearing loss, as a hindrance to their success. There are also some who thinks of it as a burden that can make their life much harder or difficult. These people choose to look at the negative side of life.
On the other hand, there are also some didn’t allow their disabilities from stopping them from achieving their dreams and becoming successful. Some of these persistent individuals have made names for themselves, inspiration others. Here are some of them:
1. Bill Clinton
Former president US Bill Clinton started wearing hearing aids in 1997 because of high-frequency hearing deficiency, caused by aging and exposure to load noise. Clinton, now, wears hearing aids in both of his ears.
2. Gerard Butler
According to Gerard butler, the reason why his smile sometimes appears crooked in photos is because of he suffers from hearing loss and tinnitus. This condition, however, did not prevent Butler from starring in numerous productions, like the film version of the musical Phantom of the Opera.
3. Halle Berry
Oscar award winner actress Halle Berry was a victim of domestic violence. Years ago, an abusive boyfriend repeated beat her, leaving one of her ears 80% deaf.
4. Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch, who played the iconic role of Coach Sue Sylvester in the hit TV series Glee, didn’t found out that she was deaf until she was 7 years old. Lynch can only hear using her right ear, probably because of a high fever she got when she was a baby.
5. Whoopi Goldberg
Host, comedian and actor Whoopi Goldberg openly discussed her hearing loss conditions in 2011, in an interview with the National Inquirer. She blames her hearing loss to her habit of listening to really loud music. Goldberg now wears hearing aids in both ears.
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