Celebrities have to deal with tinnitus and hearing loss just like many other people on the planet.
Adam Savage from Mythbusters wears a hearing aid on his left side due to a congenital condition called otosclerosis. Otosclerosis is an abnormal growth of bone near the middle ear, which can result in hearing loss.
Musician Phil Collins wears a hearing aid, because he is almost completely deaf in his left ear. The man is still touring to this day, so he clearly isn’t letting his hearing loss hold him back!
Actress, author, and activist Marlee Matlin has been deaf since she was 18 months old. She has been the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award.
Actor William Shatner wears a hearing aid that generates white noise in his ear to combat his tinnitus. He believes the tinnitus is a result of standing too close to pyrotechnics on the set of Star Trek.
Actor Rob Lowe has been completely deaf in his right ear since childhood. He had an undiagnosed infection, thought to be mumps, that lead to hearing loss.
Musician Ludwig Van Beethoven lost his hearing in 1798 after suffering from a fall. His hearing only partially recovered, then he ended up going completely deaf. He also formed a severe case of tinnitus.
Musician Chris Martin has been suffering from tinnitus for about 10 years. He has said that he now wears earplugs, which has been successful in preventing the ringing from getting any worse.
Actress Halle Berry unfortunately lost 80% of her hearing in one ear after being the victim of a domestic violence assault.
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