Justin Osmond, the 2nd son of Merrill & Mary Osmond was born with a severe/profound sensorial-neural hearing loss. Diagnosed at the age of 2, he finally got to hear life’s precious sounds for his very first time. Considering the fact that he was a couple years behind his peers, he has shown through a series of intense dedication and mental/physical exertion, that nothing can stop him from going after his dreams and aspirations.
After 12 years of intense speech/listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and hear with conviction. There were many obstacles and challenges that represented stumbling blocks, despair and lack of hope. But his will-power, determination, desire, and hope surpassed all hurdles that stood in his way.
Despite the inevitable, and with a 90% hearing loss, Justin pressed forward with a perfect brightness of hope and a love for all humanity. He went on to play the violin, viola, piano, and drums. He has received numerous awards such as the prestigious sterling scholarship in music, academic scholarships, honorary achievements, and many athletic titles in soccer, football, basketball, and track. He is also proud to represent the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout and he currently has his (MBA) Masters in Business Administration.
Justin currently runs the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, a charity that helps deaf & hard of hearing children around the world with the gift of hearing. Recently, he challenged himself to an impossible feat of running 250 miles in just 7 days in order to raise awareness and funding in honour of his Grandmother Olive, and to help raise funding for hearing devices for 25 deaf children.
It’s been his hardest challenge to date, but also the most rewarding. Many life lessons were learned and applied as he trained for and completed this solo run and felt the love and support from others. His focus is to help motivate and be a bridge builder, which encompasses the needs for the deaf & hard-of-hearing and their families around the world. He also directs and operates a production company called O2 Events & Productions.
Justin knows first-hand what it is like to live in a world without sound. In his recently published book Hearing With My Heart he shares his story with the world in order to help all people understand the struggles of having hearing loss and how to overcome them. Nothing gets him down and he loves inspiring others to go after what they want in life and that NOTHING is impossible. He lives every day by his personal motto: “I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.”
To book Justin Osmond as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
“If you’ve ever felt like giving up,The examples from the life of Justin Osmond show that anything – and I mean anything – is possible.” ~ Rudy Ruettiger (From the movie “Rudy”)
“There is more to strength than having big muscles. A strong heart can bring you lasting happiness. My friend Justin shows how to use different kinds of strength and never give up on the things that really matter.” ~ Lou Ferrigno – The Incredible Hulk
“We all love Cinderella stories. They speak to everything human about us. Justin’s underdog journey reaches the depths of the soul, and we are winners as we replay his victory on the field of life.” ~ Steve Young – NFL Hall of Fame
“The school of hard knocks has taught me that life can be tough—no matter who you are. It takes courage and hard work for the average person to be great. Then there’s Justin who goes beyond the norm. Despite his adversities, he has become an inspiration to so many people. You will be inspired by Justin and his undying ability to be optimistic, determined, and successful.” ~ Donny Osmond – Singer and Entertainer
“Justin’s story is truly inspiring. Discovering what he accomplished with all the challenges he faced in his life made me realize that none of us have to limit ourselves.” ~ Orrin Hatch – Utah State Senator
“Justin Osmond has as much courage and dedication as the best athletes that I have scouted for the Steelers.”~ Arthur J. Rooney (V.P. NFL Pittsburgh Steelers)
“Having been with Justin at missions for children and adults with hearing disabilities, I saw first-hand the caring and empathetic way he involves his heart and mind to deliver support and reassurance. A True Humanitarian.” ~ Richard M. Schulze (Founder & Owner, BEST BUY)
“I am truly lucky to know Justin Osmond. Whenever he walks into a room, the whole room lights up. His smile is
infectious. His heart is so warm and an inspiration to us all, as he is to me.” ~ Marlee Matlin – Deaf Actress
“Justin is nothing short of inspiring! His 250 miles to help deaf children hear truly touched my heart like no other. His self-less act delivered an uplifting and powerful message on how personal strength and perseverance can overcome incredible physical & emotional obstacles. Justin is a role model for ALL and his personal journey and story is a great example how through extraordinary human spirit and hard work, anyone can achieve their goals. Thank You Justin for your example of courage, sacrifice and determination!” ~ Marie Osmond (Singer & Entertainer)