as far as I understand from the posts in this forum you and Topher (and surely others too) like Hard Rock music. What if you would need a (I don't know the English word) hearing tool, because your ears have sufferd from the horrible noise you are producing with your band? Or by listening too often and too loudly to hard rock music?
I also listen to traditional oriental music, sonatas, female pianists/vocalists, and instrumental music, indie rock, etc.
I have made some great music with my friends both heavy and light. everything from metal to instrumental and acoustic.
I dont listen to music loudly at all. I also try to wear earplugs at shows to hinder tinnitus.
hearing and listening are two completely seperate things.
someone who hears may not listen.
I know people who cannot hear, that listen better than most people.