Pada 2008, penyanyi J-Pop terkenal Ayumi Hamasaki mula pekak pada telinga kiri. Kini, telinga kanannya pula mula untuk hilang pendengaran sedikit demi sedikit. Menurut berita di Jakarta Post klik sini Ayumi menuliskan di blog Team Ayu begini,
"I was told after various hearing tests that my right ear (which has been working overtime to compensate for the deafness of my left ear) is quickly weakening," she wrote.
"I was experiencing crippling dizziness. I was unable to walk in a straight line, and was often vomiting in the restroom while at the rehearsal studio.
"I remember wondering how would I as a singer be able to cope with two useless ears. I was in the dark," she said.(-_-)*