Elaine Paige reveals she has been using hearing aids for two years after five

Elaine Paige reveals she has been using hearing aids for two years after five decades in the music industry damaged her ears

Elaine Paige has revealed that she is battling hearing loss and has been relying on aids for the last two years after her career in music damaged her ears.

The West End icon, 70, has spent 55 years in the business and claims that years of singing and using headphones have affected her ability to hear clearly.

Elaine wears hearing aids every day but is insistent that the condition isn’t slowing her down or affecting her ability to work.

Confession: Elaine Paige has revealed that she is battling hearing loss and has been relying on aids for the last two years after her career in music damaged her ears

Confession: Elaine Paige has revealed that she is battling hearing loss and has been relying on aids for the last two years after her career in music damaged her ears

The star, who has been hiding the aids behind her blonde mane, told the Sun: ‘I’m a victim of my career having worked in the music business for over 55 years.’

‘Using headphones, singing with musicians and orchestras in confined surroundings obviously damages the ear.’ 

Elaine, who was pictured wearing hearing aids during a game of tennis over the festive period, has starred in countless high profile productions including Evita, Cats and Chess.  

Struggles: The West End icon, 70, has spent 55 years in the business and claims that years of singing and using headphones have affected her ability to hear clearly

Struggles: The West End icon, 70, has spent 55 years in the business and claims that years of singing and using headphones have affected her ability to hear clearly

The performer certainly isn’t slowing down as she is slated to jet to Australia for a number of gigs as well as several projects on English soil.     

Elaine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and received five years of treatment before she was given the all clear.  

Speaking previously about the idea of her cancer returning, she said: ‘Once you have had breast cancer the fear of it never really leaves you and every year I am checked over and I make sure that I check my breasts.’

However she added that she has been healthy for more than two decades and is very careful about what she eats, while still trying to enjoy her life.  

The legendary singer had been dating her marketing executive boyfriend Justin Mallinson, 45, for eight years, but the pair split in July last year.

Insiders close to the pair insisted that they split amicably and remain friends. 

Elaine, who was pictured wearing hearing aids during a game of tennis over the festive period, has starred in countless high profile productions including Evita, Cats and Chess (pictured during her time in Evita)

Elaine, who was pictured wearing hearing aids during a game of tennis over the festive period, has starred in countless high profile productions including Evita, Cats and Chess (pictured during her time in Evita)