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GALLERY: Classic Rockers That Suffer From Hearing Loss
Today (January 3) is Stephen Stills birthday. Stills has had an incredible career all while battling hearing loss which was diagnosed as a young child. Of course, he isn't the only musician working through hearing issues. Here's seven other classic rockers who also suffer from hearing loss.
Stephen Stills has being living with hearing loss in one ear since he was a young child. His hearing loss is eased with the help of hearing aids. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Autism Speaks
Brian Wilson was born nearly deaf in his right ear. Of course, that didn't stop him from creating some of the greatest music in history. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Sting, like many musicians, have developed hearing loss over time mainly due to performing at loud volumes without the proper ear protection. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A+E Networks
Both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend deal with noise-induced hearing loss, with Daltrey stating that even with in-ear monitors, it's hard to hear himself while performing. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Brian Johnson is one of the latest cases of hearing loss in classic rock. Instead of performing live at loud volumes, he sites his racecar driving hobby for his hearing issues. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Neil Young suffers from tinnitus, which is a type of hearing loss that comes with a constant ringing in the ears. Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
Like Neil Young, Eric Clapton also suffers from tinnitus, which he says is likely due to his loud playing with Cream. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. True story.