I wear a hearing aid.... why is it 'Brave' to admit you have a hearing aid? (you'd be on the rooftops yelling about it if you signed...)
A newsreader who suddenly lost the hearing in his left ear, has received messages of support after his first appearance on air with a hearing aid. Lewis Vaughan Jones, 37, feared his career presenting the news on the BBC and ITN was over after doctors told him the hearing loss was permanent.
"That was the darkest moment," he told BBC Radio 5 live. He also spoke of his embarrassment in social situations and the difficulties of coming to terms with a hearing aid. Vaughan Jones had good hearing all his life until he got a cold several months ago and couldn't hear in one ear.
Doctors found his left eardrum was no longer working and the nerve which takes the sound to the brain had given up, he told BBC Breakfast. When they told him the sudden hearing loss and the tinnitus were permanent, he walked out of hospital "completely bamboozled", he added.