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Legendary Australian Actor, Garry McDonald Talks to AudioClinic about Hearing Loss
Date:7/2/2010

Legendary Australian actor, Garry McDonald, has played many roles on television, in the movies and on the stage - all to wide acclaim. But it was in real life, though that he may have encountered his greatest acting challenge — pretending he could hear what was going on around him! Garry talks to AudioClinic about his life before hearing aids, and the improvement since being fitted with them.

(PRWEB) July 2, 2010 -- Legendary Australian actor, Garry McDonald, has played many roles on television, in the movies and on the stage - all to wide acclaim. But it was in real life, though that he may have encountered his greatest acting challenge — pretending he could hear what was going on around him! Garry talks to AudioClinic about his life before hearing aids, and the improvement since being fitted with them.

“I started to realise that I was avoiding dinner parties, or anywhere where there were a lot of people,” said Mr McDonald, “and I started to realise that when I was going to dinner, I just had a fixed smile on my face for most of the night because I didn't know what was being said!”

In fact, it started getting embarrassing for Mr McDonald in both work and social situations.

“If someone's saying something and you're involved in the conversation, you might try and top them with some joke. Well, I started wondering why instead of getting the laughs that I expected, I was getting strange looks, until someone politely tapped me on the shoulder and told me, ‘Oh, Bob said the same thing a couple of minutes ago’. So then I realised I wasn’t hearing much at all,” said Mr McDonald.

“And I remember doing a mini-series a couple of years ago,” added Mr McDonald. “I had to come on set when Sam Neill said something or other and I just stood there, and in the end they all turned around and looked at
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