05/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joey McIntyre Opens Up About Son Rhys' Hearing Loss

There's always music in the house," says New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre, who lives in L.A. with his wife, Barrett, and their sons Griffin Thomas, 2, and Rhys Edward, 3 months.

But from the day he came home, the youngest McIntyre has heard little of it. Rhys failed a routine hearing test at the hospital after he was born Dec. 13th, the couple tell PEOPLE, and extensive follow-up tests at UCLA showed that he had severe hearing loss.

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