While 50 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, the stigma associated with it means the issue is often ignored or neglected. During Men’s Health Month (men are at a greater risk of hearing loss than women), Paul Gilbert, the guitarist voted as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” is helping to raise awareness of the condition and helping others.
Currently on tour promoting his new album, 52-year-old Gilbert, guitarist of the band Mr. Big, continues to write music and play around the world while living with hearing loss with the help of hearing aids. H
Hearing loss is the 3rd most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease and can contribute to social isolation, depression, early onset dementia, and even lower income potential. Technology has played a big role in allowing to Gilbert to continue playing and touring. With Gilbert’s Phonak Audéo Marvel hearing aids, wearers can stream music, phone calls, video, and more to both ears from millions of Bluetooth-connected devices. Supporting both Android and iOS devices, it delivers better speech understanding, reduced listening effort in noisy situations, and top sound quality.