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Broadway’s Beethoven Composes Despite Hearing Loss

Known as Broadway's Beethoven, Jay Alan Zimmerman still composes despite having a profound hearing loss that leaves him deaf to all sounds above middle C. »

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Composer Notes: Beethoven’s Hearing Loss

Beethoven's hearing loss, although it occurred in 18th century Vienna, came with embarrassment, secrecy, and stigma that are still familiar to many today. »

Birdsong and High-Frequency Hearing Loss

Birdsong and High-Frequency Hearing Loss

For Nancy M. Williams, high-frequency hearing loss comes with a fear of eventual deafness, but she finds power in birds’ songs and hope in their genetics. »