SAN ANTONIO – The Sunken Gardens Amphitheater will be filled with music lovers for the second-annual Good Vibrations Music and Art Festival on Saturday.
Among those hitting the stage will be several women who have no problem singing but have issues hearing.
KSAT meteorologist Sarah Spivey is among those performing. As a child, she struggled with hearing loss and even had surgeries to try to reconstruct a missing bone in her ear, none of which restored her hearing.
“They found out what was happening was something called cholesteatoma, which is just a big fancy word for saying my ear drum would swell and burst,” Spivey said.
Like many suffering from hearing loss, Spivey adapted until she began working on the air at KSAT.
“We have something called an IFB, which allows the people in production talk to us. So I would put that in my good ear, and then in studio, I wouldn't be able to hear anything. I realized that reading lips is not good enough. I need a hearing aid,” Spivey said.
Spivey came to the realization that she’s missed out on a lot of sound.
“Having the hearing aid, it’s now an adjustment to singing. I sound a lot louder in my own head,” she said.
You can see Spivey performing along with nearly a dozen other performers, including Parachute and Penny and Sparrow.
All proceeds for the Good Vibrations Music and Art Festival go to Aid the Silent, which provides support and hearing aids to those with hearing loss.
For tickets to the event, click here.