Interesting thread. For the first time ever, I started listening to freq sweeps about a month ago. I was pretty shocked by the results. I have sensitivity to frequencies around 2400, 4800, 10000 and no hearing above about 15000. My right ear drops out for the most part between 5800-7000. I wonder if that dropout is due to my dj’ing years since my right ear was always used to cue the next track.
I have slight tinnitus which has oddly increased over the past two weeks (maybe not so odd after reading other posts in this thread). I’ve been on prescribed oxy, aspirin, Tylenol, vitamin c and vitamin d the past 2 weeks due to a broken leg.
So I guess I would have to say that my hearing isn’t quite as good as I thought it was but I have learned how to be a better listener over the years through my audiophile experiences.
None of this detracts from the enjoyment that I get out of music.
Put on some good headphones and google frequency sweep or tone generators. You might be surprised by how bad your hearing is. On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t...