BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss

'The one good thing about being deaf is I don't hear Dee's orders!': BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss caused by a bomb blast BBC correspondent John Simpson He has dodged bullets at the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and was one of the first reporters to enter Kabul as the Taliban regime fell in 2001, famously disguising himself in a burka. John Simpson is one of Britain’s best-loved newsmen, yet to his family and friends he is increasingly a source of frustration. For the BBC world affairs editor’s fondness for frontline reporting has come at a cost: he is profoundly deaf in his left ear, having joined the growing ranks of Britons suffering from noise-induced hearing loss