How do you fair against this chart?
I can't hear much above 14-15khz (I'm 29). Even when I was a teen, prior to having been exposed to loud sound, I couldn't ever hear above 17khz.
So I've lost 2.5khz of hearing in 15years, over that period of time I've been listening to 1000's of hours of music above 110db-C / 85db-A.
I find this chart rather disturbing, as this is the average.
and they say men lose it faster as well.
According to this chart, music should start sounding significantly worse and worse for anyone over the age of 35.
Compared to the average person in this chart, I've aged my hearing by 2 years beyond expected.
Oddly enough as I've continued to age and lose more and more hearing, via listening experience I've actually gained greater perception of speaker distortions than when I was younger with better hearing.
For example: when I walk into best-buy and hear their speaker/AVR selection quality, I have to leave the room after vomiting in disgust. I just can't fathom how people enjoy such sound systems?
Anyways... looks like time is truely ticking against us in this hobby, if you don't complete your uber-system by the time you hit 35 you're basically SOL (for most people / on average).