Earlier this year, we documented famous singers who have developed hearing loss, including the Bay Area’s Huey Lewis. The blog was called “Even musicians suffer from hearing loss.”
Now, even with his condition that fluctuates “from bad to almost deaf” because of hearing loss and a probable case of what doctors believe is an inner-ear disorder known as Meniere’s disease, he has bravely moved forward.
On December 4th, he announced the release of a new album on February 14, 2020 by Huey Lewis and The News called “Weather” despite the fact that he has not been able to perform since last year because of sudden hearing loss.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle this week, Lewis said, “You’ve got to look on the bright side and stay creative. Even if I never sing again, things could always be worse. After all, I’m deaf, not dead.”
This will be the group’s first new album since their eighth called “Plan B” way back in 2001.
As someone who lives with hearing loss, I commend Huey’s bravery for making his condition public.
Furthermore, I salute him for working through his disability to still produce music that reminds us all of how talented he and his group have become to fans throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
SGD is a San Francisco Bay Area advertising, marketing and branding agency specializing in the senior and boomer markets. We’ve successfully positioned, branded and rebranded hearing aid manufacturers, weaving traditional and online tactics to create compelling stories that drive response.
About the Author Gil Zeimer is a Creative Director / Copywriter at SGD Advertising specializing in senior / boomer, healthcare, lifestyle, financial, travel / leisure and technology brands since 1984. He has had hearing loss for 15 years and has worn hearing aids for the past 10.