AC/DC's Brian Johnson is meeting with a leading hearing specialist who has vowed to help the singer return to stage.
Stephen Ambrose, who is the head of in-ear monitor's at Asius Technologies, is meeting the singer next Tuesday (17.05.16) to discuss having a "breakthrough" monitor fitted after he was told to leave the band's 'Rock or Bust Tour' or risk suffering "total deafness".
TeamRock.com reports that Ambrose said: "Due to everyone's tremendous support, Brian and I spoke on Wednesday (10.05.16). What a gracious man. He and his wife invited me to visit them next week.
"If anyone deserves to benefit from my research It's Brian, who has been giving incomparable performances for years, despite increased hearing loss.
"I'm going to do my utmost to see if our breakthroughs can help him. If I am successful I am sure Brian will let everyone know. Please pray for our success next week."
The 'Thunderstruck' group - comprised of Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young and Chris Slade - returned to the stage last weekend with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose filling in on vocals for Brian, 68.
The 'Welcome To The Jungle' singer has been feeling the pressure of taking over from the music legend as he doesn't want to cause any "disrespect" to him, whilst also admitting he has found it really challenging" learning the band's songs from their 1980 LP 'Back in Black'.
Ahead of his first performance in Lisbon, Portugal, Axl, 54, said: "I'm happy and excited in one sense, but I think it would be inappropriate to be celebrating, in a certain way, at someone else's expense.
"A lot of the 'Black in Black' stuff is really challenging. I'm not here in any way to disrespect Brian. I can't take anything away from his singing at all.
"He's a great singer and It's really challenging to sing it. I'm just trying to do it justice for the fans."
Despite his concerns, Axl first show with AC/DC received critical acclaim.