2014-11-07

Netizens surprised to find out that Nam Taehyun is deaf in his left ear


"...Taehyun revealed that he cannot hear in his left ear making it difficult to compose.  This made him more obsessed with sound and once fell too deep into the audio making him forget about his duty as a singer..."

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Source: Instiz

[1] "I can't help but think how incredible it is to see him working and promoting so hard even with this kind of difficulty"

[2] "It's so amazing for him to overcome this to achieve his dream"

[3] "I'm even more surprised by how talented he is in music"

[4] "I am also hearing-impaired... I can't imagine how difficult it must be to be a singer with this"

[5] "I seriously didn't know..."

[6] "I'm so proud of how well he composes and sings even with impaired hearing!  Taehyun, no matter what anyone says, you're the best"

[7] "I can't help but feel bad for Winner because of their individual situations.  Even with that, they come out on broadcast looking so happy.  I hope they promote comfortably and I'm so proud of them.  Though he still seems like he isn't comfortable with revealing all the details, we'll be happy to wait whenever he feels free to do so.  We'll wait until then."

[8] "Taehyun, let's get through this together"

[9] "I didn't know.... he must've worked so hard..."

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41 comments :

lalalavip said...

Respect for not using his disability to gain pity.

LoveTabi said...

I love and adore Taehyun. He has a straight forward personality but even then his hhyungs have nothing but praise to say to him. He cares about them in his own special way haha
plus he got a gorgeous voice, amazing skills as a composer and he's insanely good looking!! We love you Nam Diva ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

treinspore said...

i'm actually also legit deaf in my left ear. don't know if i was born that way or if something happened cause i didn't find out until kindergarten when my teacher started noticing i was non-responsive at times on the playground, and suggested i see a hearing specialist.

Guest said...

I don't really follow Winner so I didn't know about this at all... wow. So much respect for Taehyun...

hieskyes said...

everyone in winner is really special. Respect!

Ninni said...

he didn't reveal it until recentlly after their debut date...
we are all shocked by thins info's and the fact some ppl use his dissability to mock him or put him down is so disguisting..


nam taehyun... ppl can easily get misunderstood by his action, but they just need more time to know and understanding his personality.. he's just kinda straighforward person..


<3

zeyzeyzey said...

RESPECT. he works so hard.

namutehyon said...

Most of the time he wears earpiece during performing only in his left ear, fans never really noticed it until Taehyun himself mentioned about his impaired hearing in this interview T_T Much respect to him.

bunnsky said...

And the fact that he can produced a good music T_T
Nam diva.. respect!

ykrunkg said...

And he was able to successfully debut with WINNER and work in the music industry despite being deaf in one ear. Just shows that you shouldn't let your disability refrain you from doing what you like. Nam Taehyun<3

gzbitch said...

The first time this was revealed I got so emotional. I'm so proud to call him my bias.

naomi said...

Respect.
Btw it reminds me of Samdong in Dream High 1...

Bella said...

All the respect for Taehyun.... It's inspiring... He's only 20 but he works so hard despite his hardship and achieves his dream of being a musician. It must be hard for him to sing & compose.. He can easily say about it on WIN & gain more love & sympathy yet he never said about it & wins people's hearts with his talent & charm...

Amanda Rachel said...

THAT'S MY BOY. NamTaeHyun never mentions his disability on WIN or WINNER TV. Fans only know through this. The haters can never stop him & we fans know how important is him family, his group members & his music are to him.

Amanda Rachel said...

We are all fated to love WINNER & to be part of this beautiful INNER CIRCLE fandom.

Amanda Rachel said...

Me too. TT I remember reading that at night, almost midnight & my tears drop while listen nonstop to Namtae solo - Confession

Amanda Rachel said...

[7] "I can't help but feel bad for Winner because of their individual situations. Even with that, they come out on broadcast looking so happy. I hope they promote comfortably and I'm so proud of them. Though he still seems like he isn't comfortable with revealing all the details, we'll be happy to wait whenever he feels free to do so. We'll wait until then."

This TT So much truth. Kang Seungyoon works hard to paid his family debt + single mother hardship + get involved with bad friends & got betrayed b4 he found music passion. Mino leave Block B & fail debut with BoM. Jinwoo come from poor family + father oppose his dreams to become singer. Hoon go to Seoul at young age to find his dream bcuz parents oppose his dream. Namtae has to take care of his family (single mother, bro, granma) while his family is not really good financially + his disability never stop him.
Ps:- Nam Taehyun used to be so introvert & do not talk much during his trainee days. Only after meeting his precious WINNER groups members then he started to open up bit by bit. I'm happy with what happen to him now & thankful for WINNER members who made him change for a good cause.

Stardust said...

And who said Winner was a bad name ? It's really perfect for them, not only they win on survival, but also irl struggles ..

Lina90 said...

Omg! Yes!! I immediately thought of samdong too! Itvmust be difficult. Salute for him

Amanda Rachel said...

Look at Samdong now, I mean Kim Soo Hyun in real life. He got famous quite late & look at him now. The hottest actor or Hallyu Star.

Millie said...

Yeah we might have different opinion on thรญng but when it comes to our boys, we unite. I'm proud to be in the Inner Circle ๐Ÿ˜„

beachplease said...

What the hell? Makes me love him even more. I love winner so much, and they deserve more love. People think they're "boring" because they debuted with ballads, but they're super talented anyways. I will continue to support them. <3

Bella said...

Argh,I'm getting teary-eyed after reading this...they all worked soo hard. <3 our precious boys,just always be happy.

cheyanne said...

I learned namtae situation last month and watching his videos esp. Weekly idol that his lip reading..and mostly you can see him beside the mc or near the mc..

Bald Mr.Worldwide said...

I'm shocked. But glad and respect that he doesnt give up his love in music because of his disability.
I'll look forward to more of his music in the future, he is my favorite composer in Winner.

titan-kun said...

I love him more ;_;

titan-kun said...

people mock him for that? seriously? seriously? OMG what kind of scum on earth...urgh i cant at people who mock people with disability smh

titan-kun said...

awww hug to you! i hope you can meet him in future

Ninni said...

yes.... not many maybe just 1-2 ppl i happen to witness that..
I'm so angry when I saw that, but I hope that person wont do that anymore coz that's so low.....

cutedevil0912 said...

mad respect for him .I couldn't hold my tears .sigh

Millie said...

that person will do it again, she played all innocent when Incle called her out, and when we screencap the tweet she shaded Taehyun, she said that was a fact, she said that Taehyun being deaf in his left ears explains why his voice is 'annoying' (sth like that, I don't remember word by word).

Amanda Rachel said...

One type of the lowest human being. I hope that person will change cuz I pity her life so much.

Nova_REMIX said...

Reminds me of Dream High.

chyeah said...

Honestly, when i first found out this, i almost teared up. It makes me so emotional and proud that he has a disabilty that he could let ruin his life or stop him, but he continued going. It inspires me
So much. Its so beautiful, really.
Nam taehyun is so beautiful and i look up to him so much,
sometimes he sings out of tone, and thats when i realize hes struggling, but he still does an amazing job. The people who mock him are disgusting and must not do much themselves seeing that someone who is disabled can follow their dreams but they cant.
Also about taehyuns personality, other fandoms annoy me so much. They say such rude things about him. Yeah hes rude, yeah hes sassy, but hes our rude boy. Hes actually sweet and just straightforward how you said. Hes just a perfect boy whos trying to follow his dreams no matter what gets in his way. Im so proud of him ใ… ใ… 

MaZik said...

What? He was lip reading? D: I've never noticed stuff like that before...

abdullah .san said...

respect <3 i used to call him girl i m very sorry

Handel said...

SSD. Single-sided deafness. What is his level of severity? Is it partial or complete? He may not be able to hear in stereo but I don't think it will have any adverse effect on his musical ability. He can always buy those mono-splitters for his headphones or earpieces. At worst, he'll only not be able to locate the distance and direction of sound or pick up a voice among other voices. That's why most of his musical compositions tend to be clean or uncluttered. Very pleasing to the ears.


It's the social stigma he has to contend with though. Is this why his mom had him listen to Handel all the time when he was young? I guess it was his mom's way of telling him early on that there's nothing that he can't do-even music.


Very admirable young man.

gzbitch said...

Yes. It made me appreciate his song more and everything he does. Such an inspiration. <3

yjspanda said...

really surprised and proud of him. jung in who works with leessang is also deaf in one ear too.

♚Hydee Salas♚ said...

taehyun is deaf in his left ear? and yet he can make and write awesome music? and even is the lead singer of WINNER? how amazing is that? this makes me adore and love him more <3 RESPECT!

boksinah said...

I will love you more, Taehuyn

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