I don’t suppose that listening to music through earphones is helping the inevitable. I am going deaf, let’s face facts. At 14 I was playing music LOUD! I have carried on throughout my life, live and loud. Either torturing the neighbours with my own compositions or going to mega concerts. No regrets. Guttingly I can no longer hear what fifteen years olds have to say for themselves … then again, I am not convinced it is not all entirely down to my ossicles ….