Monday, June 6, 2016
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has issued an update on his hearing loss following a recent meeting with the inventor of in-ear monitors, Asius Technologies founder Stephen Ambrose.
Last month, Ambrose made a public offer via video to assist Johnson over the hearing issues that sidelined him from the band’s 2016 tour lineup in March, when AC/DC postponed the remaining 10 shows on their spring US tour after the rocker was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
Johnson has revealed that the initial source of his hearing loss began approximately eight years ago while racing at the Watkins Glen International.
Ambrose and Johnson recently met in person to review his latest upgrade to the technology that may help the singer return to the live stage one day.
"It WORKS. It just totally works and you can't argue with that,” said Johnson of the ADEL technology in a released statement. “I was really moved and amazed to be able to hear music again like I haven't heard for several years now. I can't wait for it to be miniaturized so I can use it in every situation from normal communication, going out to noisy restaurants, to performing live music on stage."
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.
Axl Rose approached AC/DC with an offer to help the band in Johnson’s absence, and the Guns N’ Roses leader made his debut with the Australian rockers in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7 to rave reviews worldwide.
Rose is on board for AC/DC’s current 13-date European spring tour and will rejoin the band this fall to perform the rescheduled US Rock Or Bust dates.
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