Friday, May 6, 2016

AC/DC: In-ear monitor inventor offers assistance to Brian Johnson

In-ear monitor inventor Stephen Ambrose of Asius Technologies has made a public offer of assistance to AC/DC singer Brian Johnson over the hearing issues that have sidelined him from the band’s 2016 tour lineup.

In March, AC/DC postponed the remaining 10 shows on their spring US tour after Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

Johnson issued his own statement regarding his status with the group while confirming the severity of his health issue following news that the group has brought in Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to handle vocal duties for the remaining 2016 dates, which resume this Saturday, May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Now Ambrose has posted a video message to Johnson with news that his latest upgrade to in-ear monitor technology may help the rocker return to the live stage.

“This is an open message to Brian Johnson of AC/DC: please don’t stop performing – help is on the way,” begins Ambrose. “Brian, I introduced Guns N' Roses to in-ear monitors in 1990 and I’m a big fan of Axl Rose’s voice, but let’s be clear: I’m with Roger Daltrey on this – I really can’t imagine anyone but you singing ‘Back In Black’, or any other part of the show for that matter.

“Nobody should have to go deaf performing on stage, driving race cars or simply listening to their phone, so my life’s work has been dedicated to solving this.”

The inventor has partnered with the National Health Foundation and 64 Audio to create a device that is said to be the first and only patented in-ear technology that safely delivers a louder, more spacious and richer sound while minimizing the risk of hearing damage.

Ambrose created the ADEL (Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens) technology to solve the 77% increase in hearing loss recently attributed to all personal listening devices. By utilizing a revolutionary second ear drum to take the pounding, ADEL technology absorbs the harmful pneumatic sound pressures caused by all personal listening devices and provides a much safer and higher fidelity listening experience for everyone.

Formal studies conducted at Vanderbilt Medical Center confirmed that personal listening devices modified with ADEL technology sound louder at lower volumes than anything else on the market. ADEL delivers sound the way it was always meant to be heard — bass sounds deeper, midrange is clearer and highs sound richer than ever.

Johnson, who joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of longtime singer Bon Scott, remains optimistic about a return to the concert stage.

“I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring,” said Johnson in his March statement. “My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that. For the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing.

“I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell.”

See also:

Axl Rose reveals how he landed AC/DC gig
VIDEO: AC/DC preview Axl Rose debut in Portugal
AC/DC release first photo of Axl Rose lineup
More audio of Axl Rose rehearsing with AC/DC surfaces
Search AC/DC at hennemusic