Whoopi Goldberg And Her Hearing Difficulties Account

Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known for her screen name, Whoopi Goldberg was born on November 13, 1953 and is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author, political activist and talk show host. Whoopi Goldberg made her debut in show business in 1982 in the movie Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away but it was in 1985 that she had landed her breakthrough role as Celie in the period drama The Color Purple. During the 1990 Academy Awards, Whoopi Goldberg won a best supporting actress award for her portrayal as Oda Mae Brown in the movie Ghost alongside Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. In addition, Whoopi Goldberg is the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to have won an Oscar. She also was a co-producer in the popular TV game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004.

Beginning 2007 Whoopi Goldberg is one of the moderators/hosts of the popular TV show, The View and has been nominated for Emmy Awards and she is noted to be one of the few people in show business that has bagged an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar award. As a matter of fact, Whoopi Goldberg was rumored to be one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood since the ’90’s. Whoopi Goldberg trained under acting teacher Uta Hagen in New York City at the HB Studios and later on got a stint on Broadway where she caught the attention of director Steven Spielberg who was then scouting for someone to play the lead role in his movie, The Color Purple which later on turned to be both a commercial and critical success and even earning Whoopi Goldberg a Best Actress nomination.

Whoopi Goldberg also recently came out saying that she is suffering from hearing loss, stating that the problem is a result of her listening to very loud music when she is recording songs or dubbing lines for a movie. The Oscar winning actress made the announcement when she attended a Gala held by the Starkey Hearing Foundation, expressing her utmost support and sharing her personal struggles with hearing loss and deeply encouraging more people to support activities and projects that help prevent hearing loss especially among young people. Whoopi Goldberg is said to attribute he hearing loss with the many years that she listened to very loud music so close to her ear drums and is now wearing small hearing aids under her hair so she can hear low sounds. An advocate of hearing loss prevention, Whoopi Goldberg urges young people to lower the volume of their speakers, head phones and ear phones down to prevent hearing loss.

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