Paul Simon has shared an update on his hearing loss in one ear

Publish Date
Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 9:45AM
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Last May, Paul Simon revealed that he had suffered near-total hearing loss in his left ear. 

Speaking to The Times while promoting his latest album, Seven Psalms, Paul shared that during the recording process, he lost "most of the hearing" in his left ear.

“Quite suddenly, I lost most of the hearing in my left ear, and nobody has an explanation for it,” he said. “So everything became more difficult.”

Now, at the premiere of his new documentary, In Restless Dreams: The Music Of Paul Simon, he has shared a hopeful new update... he can hear his voice in his left ear again!

In an interview with People, Paul said that his hearing has improved to “enough of a degree that I’m comfortably singing and playing guitar and playing a few other instruments.”

He added, “I can hear my voice the way I want it in the context of the music. If there’s a drum or an electric guitar, it’s too loud, and I can’t hear my voice. But when I first lost the hearing, I couldn’t get, it threw me off. Everything was coming from this side.”

There is currently no release date for In Restless Dreams: The Music Of Paul Simon in New Zealand.

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