Being deaf in this world would be a difficult thing. There would be so many things you would miss out on, like listening to beautiful music, hearing a child’s laugh, or even having a simple conversation with a stranger.
Even more difficult, I think, than being born deaf is going deaf later in life. You would be so much more aware of what you are missing out on.
Mandy Harvey knows this firsthand. She suffers from a connective tissue disorder that caused her nerves to deteriorate and made her lose all hearing when she was 18.
What was especially devastating was that music had always been such a big part of her life. She had started singing at the age of four, and when she lost her hearing she was tempted to give up on her passion.
Thankfully, she didn’t.
“I left music after I lost my hearing and then figured out how to get back into singing with muscle memory, using visual tuners, and trusting my pitch,” she explained.
She even performs barefoot so she can feel the vibrations of the music through the floor.
Simon was so impressed with her incredible performance during the audition stage of America’s Got Talent that he gave her the Golden Buzzer, sending her straight to the live show.
We waited a long time for this, but finally we got to hear this incredible singer again and her performance of her original song, “Mara’s Song,” did not disappoint!
Simon was practically speechless after the beautiful performance.
“My emotions tonight,” he started. “There is so much I could say to you, Mandy – there’s so much I want to say – but your music actually says it all. All I’m gonna say is, you are and you will make a difference. That was stunning.”
Mandy’s voice is so beautiful and clear, it’s easy to forget that she can’t even hear herself sing! The fact that she can do what she does is almost miraculous!
We can’t wait to hear more from this beautifully talented musician!
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