That's a shame PeeBee. I haven't had much time behind the OEM screen. I've been using the "Original" mod One 13" Cee Bailey (I was a prototype tester. Long story) for 2+ years and over 30k miles. I always wear earplugs (el cheepo store boughts), and I have worked around jet engines and sirens for the past 33 years. I just had an extensive hearing evaluation related to my job. They pronounced me good to go. No hearing loss at all. I was surprised with all of the years of loud noise I've been subjected to. I guess some of us are just less suceptable to noise than others. I hope the best for you.