Earlier this year, longtime AC/DC fans were disappointed to hear that frontman Brian Johnson would no longer be able to tour with the band, else he would risk full hearing loss. Johnson has been performing with the band since 1980, and his absence forced the band to immediately postpone a number of scheduled dates. Not wanting to let down fans entirely, the band recruited Guns N’ Roses man Axl Rose for the role, and the Axl/DC experiment has raged on through Europe before an upcoming trip to the States.

For AC/DC loyalists, the absence of Johnson has taken some getting used to. It seems, however, that Johnson may be making his grand return with AC/DC after all.

According to a Rolling Stone report, Brian Johnson recently met with an in-ear technology specialist named Stephen Ambrose, who set up the singer with a new ADEL hearing technology. “It just totally works and you can’t argue with that. I was really moved and amazed to be able to hear music again like I haven’t heard for several years now. I can’t wait for it to be miniaturized so I can use it in every situation from normal communication, going out to noisy restaurants, [and] performing live music onstage.”

The meeting with Johnson and Ambrose started with a YouTube video, where Ambrose and his 64 Audio team created a clip after learning of Johnson’s hearing troubles. You can watch the video below.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for an AC/DC with Brian Johnson, though Axl Rose might not be too happy about that, as he recently expressed interest in continuing his role with the band. However, with AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses both touring in 2016, it seems both Brian Johnson and Axl Rose will still have work to do in the live music scene.