Friday, January 11, 2019

What George Martin, the "fifth Beatle", had to say about hearing loss

I recently watched a wonderful documentary about George Martin called “Produced by George Martin” and was surprised by how much of the film was devoted to hearing loss and the psychological pain that it can cause. The most successful music producer of all time, as defined by the sheer quantity of Number One Billboard hits, the man who produced the likes of the Beatles, Jeff Beck, Sting, and Elton John, at the end of a long and eventful career, this man of immense accomplishment chose to focus much of his autobio-documentary on living with hearing loss, which speaks to its profound impact on daily life. Here’s some of what he had to say: “Every time you talk to someone, especially at a cocktail party, you are doing mental calculation, rather like filling in a crossword puzzle….as quickly as you can so as not to be stupid…if you can’t join in the conversation, of everyone going around, you get isolated, you become invisible, they talk past you.” If you have hearing loss, stay visible and help yourself focus on your successes and not your losses by using appropriate amplification and by engaging in clEAR auditory brain training. clEAR: EARs train the brain hashtaghearing loss hashtagauditory training hashtagBeatles

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