The Inventor of the Wireless In-Ear Monitor Wants to Help Brian Johnson Return to AC/DC
The story of AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has been a depressing one. Johnson’s statement about his hearing loss, his reluctant departure from the band, and the heartbreak both of these things have caused is terribly sad. That Axl Rose’s brief tenure as his replacement has resulted in such disdain from fans and desperation from the band only adds to the tragedy of Johnson’s impairment.
But Stephen Ambrose, founder of Asius Technologies and inventor of the in-ear monitor, has announced that he wants to help Brian. He’s partnered with 64 Audio to invent a new and improved monitor that will filter out static pressure across the entire spectrum of sound. The result is not only a remedy for hearing loss like Johnson’s, but an improved sense of hearing all around for the wearer.
Below you’ll find a video in which Ambrose urges Johnson to keep performing and explains the details of his new device. The whole video is worth watching–the footage of people who suffer hearing loss regaining their hearing with the ADEL is pretty emotional–but here are some highlights from Ambrose’s statement:
“I’m proud to announce that I’ve invented an improved version of my original in-ear monitors called the Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens, or ADEL, which introduces a second synthetic ear drum into your ear canal which absorbs only the harmful sound pressures, keeps them from damaging your ears, and even allows lower volumes to sound louder and far better. Instead of causing rapid hearing loss, this new technology promises to effectively protect vast millions from hearing loss, and my new inflatable version, the ADEL Bubble, has recently been known to actually restore hearing in persons who are profoundly death and can no longer experience music in stereo, or at all.”
Ambrose’s introduction of the product is a sound pitch (ha, ha), but it’s the next part that might delight music fans the most:
“Brian, I introduced Guns N’ Roses to in-ear monitors in 1990, and I’m a big fan of Axl Rose’s voice. But let’s be clear: I’m with Roger Daltry on this. I really can’t imagine anyone but you singing ‘Back In Black,’ or any other part of the show for that matter.”
If the ADEL could restore Johnson’s hearing and protect him from harmful static pressure–which, for the record, Johnson has attributed more to racing cars than playing stadiums–it could allow him to return to the stage. But then the question is, would AC/DC be game? Would there be any pride in defending Axl as the new frontman, or would the G’N’R singer happily step aside so that Johnson could return?
Let’s hope the latter is the case. In the meantime, watch Ambrose’s video below.