Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk, has spoken about his hearing loss and receiving a cochlear implant in March 2021!
Not only was he the first Hulk on TV, but Lou was also the youngest, only two-time consecutive and Guinness World RecordTM holder for the IFBB Mr. Universe title. He lost his hearing when he was a toddler and started wearing hearing aids at 4 years old.
“I worked very hard to speak and hear with hearing aids for so long, but I finally learned that with my profound hearing loss, the best hearing aid in the world was not going to give me the clarity in speech I needed at my level of loss. My cochlear implant has, so quickly, taken me to a new level of hearing. It’s like I’m reliving my life again. I can hear S’s. I’ve not been able to hear consonants clearly for so long, maybe ever. I have better diction and speech clarity already. Now, I don’t have to try so hard to hear”
Watch Lou's emotional CI activation here