Being an audiophile, sound engineer, CEDIA certed designer etc. My worst fear is loss of hearing. I am constantly replaying pieces of a track for friends saying "did you hear it that time?" My friends can't believe my hearing and yet I am so disappointed because, as I get older, I know I should be hearing even more than I actually can, nothing like missing out on sound.
When I worked on concert stages all the time, I rarely wore hearing protection, it wasn't popular back then, but I am so glad that my hearing is at least better than many others, who I am sure must be deaf as they don't seem to hear any of the dynamic nuances I do.....then again, maybe it's just that my ears are dead and create artifacts in what I am hearing....uh oh, back to the drawing board!
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