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The bear stepped on the ear: musicians suffering from hearing problems

Imagine that one of your ears does not hear at all, and with the other you can barely distinguish the barking of a dog from a human voice. Is it possible to write music with such an ear? Think not? And the musicians we will talk about may not even be like that!

Musicians who make good music despite hearing impairments

Good must be in moderation - this applies to music as well. Listening to your favorite songs calms, energizes, gives a range of emotions and even heals. But excessive decibels can seriously hurt. And first of all suffer hearing organs.

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne

Musicians, by virtue of their professional activities, most of the time exposed powerful acoustic attacks. And it doesn't go unnoticed for everyone. Some performers experience Problems with hearing. They have to find strength within themselves study favorite thing so that from the outside it is not noticeable. Although some of the stars already come to music with serious hearing impairments.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

Everyone knows from school that Ludwig van Beethoven at the age of 44 is already didn't hear anythingbut continued to create. However, in modern music there are those who do not interfere with ear problems to perform and record albums.

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

The musician was given diagnosis "Ménière's syndrome" back in 2008. The disease is not completely cured. Adams began to hear half as bad as before the disease.

In addition, this disease is characterized by attacks unbearable ringing in the ears, dizziness. Due to Meniere's syndrome, Ryan even left the group in 2009. The Cardinals. But after a while he returned to music.

Pete Townsend

Pete Townsend
Pete Townsend

Frontman The Who at all does not hear with one ear. And the second, they say, is barely able to hear the melody of his phone.

Pete wasn't the only one with hearing problems in the group. Band bassist John Entsville, according to legend, shortly before his death he studied read lips, because he almost did not understand what they were saying to him.

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson

Founder The Beach BoysGrammy Winner Deaf in Right Ear Ever since childhood. There is a myth that this was the result of beatings by his father or street hooligans. In addition, since the 60s, Brian began to complain of auditory hallucinations. However, this deviation bind with LSD.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

The only performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, while writing many immortal hits suffered from severe ringing in the ears (tinnitus). This condition was exacerbated by severe dependence on psychoactive substances.

In 2018 musician complained press:

“The only thing that worries me now is that in my 70s I can still be a professional. But I can not. I mean, I'm losing my hearing, I have tinnitus, my hands can't work."

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne

Great and terrible founder Black Sabbath made a dizzying career, founded his own festival Ozzfest and continues protrude. In an interview, Ozzy talks about the struggle with the progressive Parkinson's disease. But rarely talks about hearing problems. Decades of heavy metal were not in vain for Osbourne: the musician's hearing deteriorated significantly.

More recently, Osborne suffering also tinnitus - there is noise in his ears, and the musician gets tired of it. He complains that this noise makes him partially deaf. Loud music and lack of protective equipment are to blame for the problem. Now Ozzy listens to all the recommendations of the attending physician and wears earplugs in noisy places.

Melody Gardo

Melody Gardo
Melody Gardo

The story of the famous American jazz performer is interesting. The singer and composer was hit by a car in 2003 while cycling. Melody barely survived.

She received multiple fractures, damaged her spine, and a head injury caused Gardo to develop hypersensitivity to light and sound.

At the hospital, the doctors recommended Melody a musical therapy. And this was the beginning of the path to glory. In 2005, not even standing on her feet, Gardo recorded her first album. However, until now, Melody can painlessly perceive just a whisper interlocutor, and does not remove earplugs from his ears.

Jason DiEmilio (Azusa Plane)

A virtuoso guitarist who created unique psychedelic music on the Fender instrument, Jason suffered hypersensitivity to the sounds. Experiencing unbearable torment, he committed suicide. In his suicide note, the musician wrote that he was no longer able to endure even paper rustle.

At the time of his death, the musician was only 36 years old.

Grimes

Elon Musk's ex-girlfriend Grimes had to suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss cancel many tours. When hearing problems just started, the artist even canceled her 2012 European tour.

Singer Grimes (grimes)
Singer Grimes (grimes)

The problem arose after one of the band's concerts Animal Collective, where she, being under the influence of prohibited substances, leaned her ear right against the column. The loud sound greatly spoiled the singer's hearing.

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