UTICA – Sherry Anne, Utica’s own recording artist, is on the Spring 2021 cover of Hearing Life magazine. She is featured in the cover story “The Joy of Music” of the magazine published by the Hearing Loss Association of America. The association has a chapter located in Utica. The feature chronicles her journey of overcoming hearing loss to become an award-winning singer-songwriter.
“Personal stories, such as Sherry Anne’s, are a powerful tool to help people with hearing loss find encouragement,” said Carrie Johnson, director of communications, Hearing Loss Association of America, Rockville, MD.
Sherry Anne has bilateral hearing loss that was only diagnosed in kindergarten. Receiving one, then a second hearing aid allows him to learn, communicate and excel in academics, sports and the arts. Her journey is not free from struggles with bullying and other social impacts experienced by people with hearing loss, but as an award-winning singer-songwriter, speaker and author, Sherry Anne embodies a message of hope for those who face any type of obstacle.
“I hope that Hearing Life readers, who suffer from hearing loss at all levels and at all ages, will be inspired to explore their opportunities and discover just how much technology exists so that we can all live better lives,” said said Sherry Anne. . “My message is to encourage anyone facing any kind of obstacle not to let it get in the way of you having an abundant life.”
Sherry Anne has received nationally recognized awards for her singing and songwriting. His first live concert DVD debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Video charts. She sang as a special guest with the Grammy-winning Gaither Vocal Band and was a keynote speaker at women’s and singles conferences across the United States. She starred in two feature films. She was named the 2020 HearStrong Champion. To learn, see and hear more, including Sherry Anne’s video of “Silent Prayer” with segments for the hearing impaired and for those who have lost a loved one, please visit www .sherryanne.com .
The Spring 2021 issue of Hearing Life shares the stories of 11 remarkable people, including Syracuse University and Ithaca College graduate and classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff, and visual music innovator Jay Alan Zimmerman, who lost hearing in part because of the events of September 11.
The Hearing Loss Association of America has chapters in Utica, Rochester, Gardiner, New Hyde Park, New York, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady and Victor. Learn more at https://www.hearingloss.org.