Generation Grit: Hearing loss did not stop him from achieving musical success

Mr Justin Kueh was born with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. He struggled in school but found his calling in music.

Despite severe hearing loss, Mr Justin Kueh excelled in music and school. This is the latest in a series on millennials who inspire us.

SINGAPORE - There are 88 keys on a standard piano, but 21-year-old Justin Kueh can barely hear the 20 in the highest octaves, which if he did, would sound the same.

He has severe to profound hearing loss, which is mitigated by hearing aids, but still he struggles with sounds in the higher frequencies.

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