You can’t see them in my post in the What’s your Hobby topic but I always wore ear plugs when I played in bands and still do when I run loud yard and farm equipment. I would hate to suffer any additional hearing loss. Music is my life. If I did go deaf I suppose I would still have the non stop soundtrack of songs and pieces of songs (sometimes broken into layers) and new song ideas and rhythms and riffs that play in my head when everyone around me is able to enjoy silence.
Having so many chores to do allows me to focus on something else. THC can help squelch it too but also helps me clear some of song ideas out of my head and into a song.
I know hearing aids are covered by better insurance plans. My 87 year old stepdad has some high-ends ones that can connect directly to the TV or other audio source via Bluetooth or something. $6k price tag if my memory serve me