Many celebrities have worn hearing aids over the years

Hearing loss can affect anyone at any place at any time. Athletes and celebrities are not immune to it either, and while many of your favorite personalities have had their hearing treated, some have taken the extra step to have hearing aids. Some of these names include:

Marlee Matlin

One of the most successful actresses in spite of her hearing loss, Marlee Matlin has dealt with diminished hearing since she was eighteen months old. This former West Wing star relies on hearing aids, lip reading, and sign language to perform on the big and small screen.

Lou Ferrigno

After dealing with a severe ear infection as a child, this former bodybuilder and The Incredible Hulk actor wore hearing aids for a long duration of his career. Recently, Ferrigno opted to have cochlear implant surgery to further correct his hearing.

Lance Allred

As the legally first deaf player in the NBA, Lance Allred was a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2007-2008 season. Although he opted not to use his hearing aids during the game, he nonetheless used them off the court during his testimonials and outreach programs.

Halle Berry

This actress has been a Hollywood staple for years, but her hearing loss came in the nineties due to a tragic domestic situation. With nearly 80% of her hearing lost in her ear, Berry relies on a hearing aid when she is not on camera.

Jodie Foster

Hearing loss hasn’t prevented this celebrity from winning two Academy Awards. Foster has dealt with progressive hearing loss as well as vertigo, but she has persevered and has been seen with an in-the-ear hearing aid. 

Your hearing is important, no matter if you’re entertaining your family or your fans. CEENTA offers hearing tests to determine the severity of your hearing loss as well as hearing aids to bring the sound back to you. Schedule your next audiology appointment today by calling 704-295-3300. 

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. You can schedule an appointment with any of our audiologists in North and South Carolina through myCEENTAchart or by calling 704-295-3300.


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