(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Justin Osmond, the son of Merrill Osmond, joined Tim Lewis Friday on IMN to talk about a sensitive subject; hearing loss. Something Justin knows a lot about. Born with a profound sensorial-neural hearing loss. Diagnosed at the age of 2, he finally got to hear life’s precious sounds for the first time. Despite the inevitable, and with a 90% hearing loss, he went on to play the violin, viola, piano, and drums. Justin’s received numerous awards such as the prestigious sterling scholarship in music, academic scholarships, honorary achievements, and many athletic titles in soccer and football. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, Justin can speak with passion and hear with conviction while motivating and encouraging others with hearing loss to achieve their dreams.
Two years ago, Justin founded and launched the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in honor of the Matriarch of the Osmond Family. His hopes are to bring the gift of hearing to hundreds of children living with hearing loss around the country and globally,…he recently announced another branch of the organization in the UK. He was in Idaho Falls to bring the miracle of hearing to another child. He also announced the Osmond Brothers will be at the Civic Aud. on July 27th for a concert, and a Marathon and other running events on the 28th…the proceeds of which will benefit the Idaho School for the Dear and Blind.
Hear Justin with Tim, HERE: [audio:http://www.eastidahonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Justin-Osmond-June-22.mp3|titles=Justin Osmond June 22]
Magdala Louissaint, KPVI
Debbie Bryce, Idaho State Journal