Timothy: I'm sorry if I came off as rude. I certainly didn't mean it that way. I'm in my early sixties and my hearing started to decline in my 40's. The damage is at the level of speech. It's likely due to loud music from various hifi systems, lots of concerts, hunting as kid without ear protection and being around loud explosions on military bases without hearing protection. Probably all contributed to my hearing loss. I spend my work days in courtrooms, attending depositions or hearings. To understand what's being said, I have to wear two hearing aides. I hate wearing them since there uncomfortable, irritating to wear and not a great substitute to being able to hear. But I couldn't work without them. I also have tinnitus. For me, its like a high pitched muffled buzzing sound. Almost like the sound of a refrigerator running but a lot louder. Sometimes it get loud enough to keep me awake at night. I wish I'd been smarter about my hearing to when I was younger. Live and learn I guess. Protect your hearing. The alternative is not good.
Sorry to go off topic.
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