Whoopi Goldberg has a message for all those kids out there listening to their hippity hop, bee bop, rock'n jazz roll music too loudly — turn it down!
As it turns out, the View host has suffered permanent hearing loss from listening to music "so loudly and so close to the delicate ear drum."
In July, she attended the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So The World May Hear" Awards Gala to support her deaf friend Marlee Matlin, but has recently shared the gala was actually more personal.
The Oscar winner said:
"I attribute my own hearing loss - which, by the way, is suffered by thousands of people in varying degrees - to years and years of listening to music so loudly and so close to the delicate ear drum."
We never knew because her hearing aids are covered by those signature Whoopi locks.
Now Whoopi is an advocate for the foundation and urging teens to avoid the same fate by turning down their headphones and speakers.
We hope they listen, but we know how teenagers are! Good luck getting through to them! LOL!
[Image via WENN.]
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