Beethoven was went deaf so it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have the music inside your head!
I can hear up to 15 on my good and 14 on my bad ear 😐 I’m 27 and been in some loud clubs, had a starting pistol shot off next to my bad ear twice, and been close to big ass firecrackers going off.
I’m using zenheiser hd 555 headphones and using a soundblaster on linux. The drivers might not be perfect but I think it could be correct. If I had to trade the lost frequencies for the experiences loud music gave me then I’d do it again 🙂
I am have substantial savings, and one of the things that enabled me to accumulate it was happily living in a studio apartment rental until I was almost 40. It enabled me to save lots of money, and still have discretionary funds for travel and living it up. Being happy with that as my home was a HUGE advantage financially. I now own, but it is a huge money suck, and I bought a house to have a patch of grass to call my own and wanted a house to grow old in and modify as I like, not because I have any illusions that it is the financially wiser thing to do.