I have tinnitus and hearing löss (60 dB both ears). I've been riding with protection/plugs always (500 k km) But my father and brother have or had the same hearing löss and tinnitus. My father had some audio trauma during the war, a grenade exploded quite near to him. But my brother does not ride, was not in the army and for hobby only rides horses. I think in our family genetics ais important.
I totally agree. I know people that are professional musicians and could care less about their hearing and they seems to be totally fine..... you have to choose your parents carefully