I started having problems in grade school, and friends using fireworks inside the car, loud rock concerts, getting hit in the ear with a thrown dirt clod did not help.
I have nothing above about 3000 Hz because there is a +10db 3000 Hz tone in my head all the time.
I have been riding since 14, 55 now, and it does not seem to get worse from riding, so I do not wear ear plugs.
They bother me, and I tend to pick up on traffic by sound as well as sight.
I accept the hearing loss, the not so good eye sight, the joint pain, brittle bones, dull brain, and all those other age related issues as part of getting old.