My 15 months on aircraft carriers, including one 7-month "cruise" working on the flight deck, was an adventure, and a noisy one at that. Before that, growing up on the farm and driving cabless tractors with the radio blaring on the fender didn't do my hearing any good, either.
I've never had a hearing test, but I'm pretty sure there is some hearing loss. At least my wife says so.
It's estimated that farming ranks as the second noisiest industry, resulting in…