Earlier this year AC/DC was forced to postpone their tour when doctors informed Brian Johnson faced total hearing loss. Johnson parted ways with the band and Axl Rose joined AC/DC to continue the tour.
Recently, a man named Stephen Ambrose, founder of Asius Technologies, developed an in-ear monitor that he believed would help Johnson. The iconic rock vocalist saw the story and met up with Ambrose. After trying out the invention, Johnson shared his excitement at the possibility of performing live shows again. He posted to Ambrose’s Facebook page:
“It WORKS. It just totally works and you can’t argue with that. 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”.
According to Ambrose, the new technology he created, called ADEL, minimizes the risk of hearing damage while safely delivering louder and better sound.
Even though he’s currently on a break because of his hearing, Johnson says he hopes to one day get back in front of a live audience. Right now he’s focusing on medical treatment, but his “attitude is optimistic”.