When I was in my teens, 20s and 30s, I never wanted to hear sentences that begin with the phrase, “When I was your age…” And I cringe when I hear myself saying those very words to those younger than I am. But hold on, because I’m about to do pretty much that.
I have some advice for the younger set: Protect your damned hearing already. Like, right now.
Concerts and clubbing are great, but they’re damaging your hearing, even if you don’t know it yet. At your age, I didn’t know it (or notice it) either — and I regret it today. Thankfully, it’s both easy, and now, discrete as well.