"With the beginning stages of hearing loss" you should have concluded that the issue is not being "...bothered by the noise..."
I was a bit tired when I wrote that so I didn't elaborate much lol. My hearing loss is not from noise exposure so I forgot to put in the part that I had a bit of a "duh" moment recently that I realized if my hearing is going bad already that damaging sound might not be bothering me. Which is why I am shopping around for nicer hearing protection. Of course I probably should have taken the advice or realized this years ago.