My tinnitus is in glorious stereophonic surround. Sounds like it's coming directly from the center of my head. Obviously both my ears are affected nearly equally, It is not fun and certainly not funny. Lawn mowers all my life without plugs, loud industry most of my life, some without plugs, rock concerts, and shooting, especially .22s without plugs have taken it's toll. Oh and a neat little toy when I was a kid called the Sonic Blaster. Needless to say, I double-up on protection now, but only to save what I have left. If in doubt, plug it.
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I am the weapon; my gun is a tool. It's regrettable that with some people those descriptors are reversed.