He’s known as the distinct voice behind such ‘80s hits as the “The Power of Love” and “Hip to be Square.” It was during that decade Lewis went almost deaf in his right ear. Then in 2018, his left ear also gave out suddenly. His doctors later diagnosed it as Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that can cause vertigo, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and hearing loss that comes and goes. Lewis may never sing again, as he has troubling finding pitch or hearing the notes. But on good days, he can understand speech “fine” with hearing aids.