Guitarist Paul Langlois of Canadian favorites The Tragically Hip suddenly lost all hearing in his right ear while the band was recording their 2012 album Now for Plan A. As he told the Calgary Herald, “I just woke up that way. I knew right away, this is gone, because there’s no cure for it and it doesn’t come back.” The paper ads:

He was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss, a rare condition with mysterious causes — a career in loud music not among them. The condition affects only 4,000 people annually in the United States.

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