Rock star and lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey is, he says, “very, very deaf”.
The Who is one of the world’s most famous and legendary rock bands. The Who started back in the mid 60’s. They were famous for playing very, very loud concerts.
Not the only Who-member
It is well-known that The Who co-founder Pete Townshend has lived with hearing problems for decades. According to Daltrey, Pete Townshend wears hearing aids in both of his ears.
Roger Daltrey has previously said that Who bassist John Entwistle also wore hearing aids in both ears. John Entwistle died in 2002.
Wear hearing protection!
Roger Daltrey encourages concert goers to wear hearing protection.
“I advise you all, all you rock-and-roll fans, take your f---ing ear plugs to the gigs. If only we’d known then…” he said.
More rock stars with hearing problems
Many other rock stars also live with hearing loss.
Earlier this year, Eric Clapton disclosed he has hearing problems. AC/DC’s singer Brian Johnson was told by doctors that he could lose all his hearing if he did not stop touring. Then he stopped.
Among the other rock stars and musicians who have talked about their hearing problems or tinnitus are: Phil Collins, Sting, Ryan Adams, Midge Ure, Paul Gilbert, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp.