For the Love of Music

Season 1, Episode 3 – Crushing It with Your Tribe! Podcast

In this episode, “For the Love of Music” of Crushing It with Your Tribe, musician, songwriter, and actor Eric Oberto talks with Host Robin McCoy about his journey through success, loss, and innovation.

Eric made his first thunderous splash into the entertainment industry as the singer/songwriter/front man of the popular synth-core band Tungsten Coil.

In 2015 he was diagnosed with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in his right ear. Being a play-by-ear musician and songwriter, when ear malfunctioned, his ability to clearly paint musical pictures through synesthesia were severely impaired (and almost lost).

Over the next few years, he made multiple unsuccessful attempts to overcome his disability and feared that his songwriting days were over. He then became obsessed with finding a solution. In 2020 he found a path to create music using his one good ear and fill in the gaps of the broken ear by making use of computer software tools These tools allow him to visually identify frequencies that he can no longer hear, and he is now able to visually see the stereo field where sounds reside. He also found a device that allows him to independently EQ the left and right sides of his headphones. This device gives him the ability to boost all the lost hearing frequencies in the right ear to fill in the missing gaps.

These amazing tools do not make him whole again, but they do provide a new path forward to pursue his musical dreams. Now, against all odds, Eric is writing the best music of his career.

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Robin McCoy is a Texas Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. License #0582766 | 214.226.3770 |

Published by Living In DFW

I guess you can take the girl out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of the girl. I was born here in Dallas and moved away at age 8. After 30 years of moving around the United States, as a child with the family and as an adult without them, I finally found myself back in Dallas. Since I returned in 2001 I have sold furniture for Crate&Barrel and Real Estate with Keller Williams. It is my hope to share with you what I love, question, and find interesting here in DFW.

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