Re: What the ear specialist told me...
I know what it's like being a deaf musician, I have always had ear problems on my right side. I have about 50-60% hearling loss on the right ear, so I have problems determining the direction sound is coming from. Fortunately my left ear is prefect. And I wear protection 95% of the time so things shouldn't get worse.
The cause is not loud music by the way. There was a " pearl" growing inside my ear, basically a bit of skin that got loose by an ear infection but kept on growing. This destroyed my ear drum and two of the three small bones. 5 surgeries later I have a donor ear drum and a long tubular connection between ear drum and middle ear. Mechanical engineering at it's finest ;)