New York — After attending the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “So the World May Hear” awards gala on July 24, 2011, Whoopi Goldberg later revealed to the National Enquirer that she is another Baby Boomer celebrity who wears hearing aids.
Goldberg was at the event to present an award to Marlee Matlin for raising more than a million dollars for the Starkey Foundation through Matlin competing and placing second on The Celebrity Apprentice.
After the event, Goldberg told the Enquirer that she was not only a supporter of the Foundation’s charitable efforts, but also that she suffered from low frequency hearing loss and wears Starkey hearing aids, hidden by her trademark dreadlocks, in both ears.
In the exclusive interview, Goldberg said that she attributes her hearing loss to years of listening to music using headphones at high sound volume.
SOURCE: The National Enquirer