6 years ago, Michael Vincent, the world-famous British Magician lost his hearing overnight. It was a dramatic loss for Michael as his selling point was his ability to communicate with his audience and entertain his clients.
On Sunday the 1st of October Michael Vincent attended the Harrow and Brent deaf club farewell party; he gave an inspirational speech about his setback losing his hearing which lasted 15 minutes and it was delivered in collaboration with Barry David through sign language.
It was a touching experience for Michael and the audience as it was his first time opening his heart to the deaf community about his hearing loss. He lost business as he was afraid to answer the phone due to his hearing loss when clients called as he could not hear them but he did not quit, he’s still in business 6 years on.
It was the first time Michael worked with a sign language interpreter and saw first-hand how hard it is to translate his words into physical actions. He sung praises for Barry David and acknowledged his expertise.
About Michael Vincent
Michael Vincent has been crowned the best close-up magician 3 times, in 3 different decades by the Magic Circle. He’s entertained a wide variety of famous people like Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Richard Branson and Muhammad Ali so he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the entertainment industry.
YouTube For further information on his services you can visit his website here or watch his YouTube Channel.
Michael’s recently launched a digital campaign on YouTube to try and raise awareness about hearing loss for the deaf. He is also working in collaboration with Asif Iqbal, President of Harrow and Brent United Deaf Club to try and get British Sign language recognised as an official language.
Click the video beneath to watch his inspirational speech about losing his hearing at Harrow and Brent Deaf Club and see how he’s changing his life through digital technology to communicate effectively with clients and fans worldwide.