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How a deaf Osmond family member “hears with his heart”

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) The very talented and musical Osmond Family is a well-known household name. The family, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles, all grew up singing and performing. Justin Osmond, however, was born with a severe/profound hearing loss. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with a 90% hearing loss and after 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction. Today, he joined Nicea DeGering on Midday to talk about his recently published book, “Hearing with my Heart”, where he shares his story with the world in order to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it. 
 

Despite living with a profound hearing loss, Justin pressed forward with a perfect brightness of hope and a love for all humanity.  Even after being told by doctors, teachers and professionals that he would never play a musical instrument, he went on to play the violin, viola, piano, and drums.  He has received numerous awards such as the prestigious sterling scholarship in music, academic scholarships, honorary achievements, and many athletic titles in soccer, football, basketball, and track.  He is also proud to represent the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout, and he currently has his Master’s in Business Administration.

Justin is a family man who resides with his sweetheart Kristi and his two little girls in southern Utah. Justin loves 4-wheeling, boating, camping, anything outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. He lives every day by his personal motto:  “I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.

Merrill Osmond (lead singer of the Osmonds) and Justin have teamed-up for an epic presentation of inspired messages and music designed to help audiences take their business and personal lives to the next level.  The program, “Sound Advice,” is a journey of over 60 years of unique experiences lived by two generations. They share an inside look to the many lessons they’ve gathered throughout the years using their personal experiences to show each person how they can face their fears and challenges, discover their strengths, have a positive attitude, and achieve their full potential.

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